Georgia governor, election chief ordered to explain their opposition to suit demanding inspection of voting machines

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp

A federal judge ordered Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to respond to former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell’s lawsuit demanding an inspection of Dominion voting machines.

President Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the Dominion voting machines “switched” votes in favor of Biden. Powell claimed in her lawsuit that the voting machines were of a massive election fraud scheme involving Democratic-run cities, billionaire George Soros and “communist money” from Venezuela and Cuba.

On Sunday night, U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Jr. issued a temporary order stopping local officials’ plans to reset the Dominion voting machines used in Cherokee, Cobb, and Gwinett counties. The election results in these counties favored President-elect Joe Biden.

“Defendants are hereby enjoined and restrained from altering, destroying, or erasing, or allowing the alteration, destruction, or erasure of, any software or data on any Dominion voting machine in Cobb, Gwinnett, and Cherokee Counties,” ordered Batten.