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.
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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.
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