U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Batten ruled the case had no standing to sue, the case belonged in state court and was filed too late.
“There’s no question that Georgia has a statute that explicitly directs that elections contests be filed in Georgia Superior Court,” Judge Batten, a President George W. Bush appointee, said in his ruling. “They are state elections. State courts should evaluate these proceedings from start to finish.”
Powell’s lawsuit sought the remedy of decertifying Georgia’s election results, but Judge Batten rejected the remedy as extraordinary, per the report.
Powell plans to appeal the lawsuit lacks standing or was brought too late.
This is an excerpt from Newsmax