Emergency Supreme Court Petition Filed To Stop GA Runoff

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Lin Wood, a far-right Georgia lawyer affiliated with President Donald Trump’s feverish fight against the election outcome, has now asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put ongoing Georgia Senate run-off elections on hold “until such time as Respondents agree to comply with the Georgia Legislature’s proscribed election procedures.” In other words, Wood wants the Supreme Court to compel Georgia officials to go along with his personal interpretation of election-related laws. There’s no indication that a single Justice on the Supreme Court has any interest in going along with Wood’s unhinged request for a delay of Georgia’s two ongoing Senate elections, but the request nevertheless aptly reflects the staggering desperation underlying right-wing efforts.

Besides his request to put Georgia’s Senate elections on hold, Wood also asked the U.S. Supreme Court to direct a lower-level federal court to order Georgia authorities to submit voting machines that were used in every single Georgia county in the recent presidential election to Wood’s team for “examination.” Wood’s close ally, Sidney Powell, has been among the chief proponents of a nonsensical conspiracy theory insisting that voting machines were programmed to fraudulently swing the election to Biden, but there is zero legitimate evidence for this idea. Nevertheless, Powell has ludicrously insisted that Dominion Voting Systems — a widely used voting and election management machine company — was in cahoots with an election-rigging scheme kickstarted by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez… who died seven years ago.

On Twitter, Wood has gone essentially entirely off-the-rails. In one post from this week, he insisted that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts both knew that the late Justice Antonin Scalia was going to die and might be a “member of [a] club or cabal requiring minor children as initiation fee,” which is dangerously unhinged. In a delusional follow-up post, Wood claimed that his “information from [a] reliable source is that Roberts arranged an illegal adoption of two young children from Wales through Jeffrey Epstein.” In a subsequent Thursday post, Wood claimed that Epstein, who committed suicide in prison, is alive. Wood appears to have largely taken leave of reality.

Amidst an ongoing legal fight over debts to his ex-law partners, those former law partners said in a court filing that, among other unhinged remarks, Wood once said that he “might actually be Christ coming back for a second time in the form of an imperfect man, elevating Christ consciousness.”