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A federal judge in Georgia has blocked officials from clearing or tampering with the results on the voting machines in three different counties, as reported by the Daily Wire.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr. sent a four-page order that blocks officials in Cherokee, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties from resetting Dominion Election Systems voting machines.
“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,” the order says.
“This temporary restraining order shall remain in effect for ten days, or until further order of the Court, whichever comes first.”
“The Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia. We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted,” the Trump campaign legal team said in a statement.
“President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards. Without signature matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted,” the statement continued.
“If there is no signature matching, this would be as phony as the initial vote count and recount. Let’s stop giving the People false results. There must be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it is coming soon.”
More from the Daily Wire:
Batten also ordered the defendants, which include Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and state Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, to turn over a copy of the contract between Georgia and Dominion Election Systems for the software company to provide the machines for the state’s election.
In an additional order issued on Monday morning, the judge allowed defendants to immediately appeal the case to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals if they wish.
Powell has alleged that Dominion’s “foreign ties allowed hostile governments to meddle in the U.S. election via a conspiracy that involved both Democratic and Republican U.S. officials,” according to Politico.