Supreme Court rejects Trump ally challenge to Georgia Senate runoffs

The Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal by Trump ally and conspiracy theorist Lin Wood that had sought to prevent the Senate election runoffs in Georgia from taking place on Jan. 5.

The justices turned down the request in an unsigned order with no noted dissents some two months after the races produced a pair of wins that handed Democrats control of the Senate.

The court’s move came on the same day the justices rejected former President TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Has Trump beaten the system? MORE’s final pending appeal over the results of the 2020 election, adding to a string of post-election court losses for Trump and his allies, including Wood.

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Wood, an attorney, filed a challenge to the Georgia Senate races in December, arguing that an expanded absentee program the state put in place amid the pandemic violated the U.S. Constitution and Georgia state law.

A federal judge in Georgia dismissed the case, finding Wood lacked standing to sue.

Following the 2020 election, Wood amplified Trump’s false claims that widespread fraud led to President BidenJoe BidenBiden authorizes up to 0M for Afghan refugees Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe MORE's victory and later called for the assassination of former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Bipartisan congressional commission urges IOC to postpone, relocate Beijing Games Noem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event MORE.