Politics

Georgia’s Lengthy List of Election Lawsuits

Fulton County election workers count provisional ballots in Atlanta. Since Georgians voted last week, a number of election-related lawsuits have been filed. WABE legal analyst Page Pate discussed the lawsuits with "All Things Considered" host Jim Burress.
Fulton County election workers count provisional ballots in Atlanta. Since Georgians voted last week, a number of election-related lawsuits have been filed. WABE legal analyst Page Pate discussed the lawsuits with "All Things Considered" host Jim Burress.
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As Georgia waited to learn who the state’s governor-elect will be, election-related lawsuits were coming seemingly by the hour. Interest groups, political parties and individuals themselves all got on the lawsuit bandwagon.

But what can a lawsuit accomplish when it’s related to an election, especially after voters’ ballots are cast?

On “The 5:44,” “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress posed that question — and others — to WABE legal analyst Page Pate.