Lawyers for the faux electors indicted within the Georgia election subversion case offered authorized theories on Friday that had beforehand been rejected in federal court docket earlier this yr.
These legal professionals, representing David Shafer who’s a 2020 faux elector and former chair of the Georgia Republican Party, argued that the indictment needs to be dismissed as a result of they claimed there was nothing unlawful concerning the electors’ plot.
However, the identical arguments have been made in a federal court docket listening to in September, and the federal decide overseeing these proceedings didn’t embrace any of their theories, ruling that the legal circumstances ought to stay in state court docket.
Attorney Holly Pierson, representing Shafer, claimed on Friday that there weren’t any lawfully acknowledged electors by the “safe harbor date,” however her theories have been rejected in federal court docket beforehand.
These arguments are being repeated in state court docket, and the prosecutor within the case, Fulton County prosecutor Will Wooten, said that “none of them have been presidential electors” and that “the defendant’s safe-harbor idea is incongruent with the Constitution.”