Judge dismisses lawsuit from Stacey Abrams’s campaign

A judge in Georgia dismissed a logically nonsensical lawsuit from Democratic operative and Trump critic Stacey Abrams.

Abrams, who is running for governor, had asked the judge to let her raise unlimited campaign funds under a law that she claimed is illegal, NBC reported.

Abrams gets shut down in court

The law in question allows certain individuals, such as the governor, lieutenant governor, and party nominees from the opposition party to form “leadership committees” with no limits on raising or spending money.

Although she is not facing any other Democrats, Abrams has not won her party’s primary, which falls on May 24.

Her One Georgia group sued to freeze the law, calling it unconstitutional, while at the same time asking for Abrams to be allowed to raise unlimited funds.

U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen said that Abrams was asking the court to rewrite the law, which requires her to be the nominee, and that she was contradicting herself with the “untenable” request.

“This court will not rewrite Georgia law to enable One Georgia to stand in the same shoes as a leadership committee that, in Plaintiffs’ view, is operating in violation of the First Amendment,” he wrote.

Marquee race

At a hearing last week, Cohen said it would make more sense if, instead of asking for the right to raise unlimited funds, Abrams simply asked the judge to ban Kemp from doing so — like Kemp’s primary rival, former Georgia senator David Perdue, has done.

“Why are you not asking me to shut down Kemp’s leadership committee?” the judge asked.

Following a lawsuit from Perdue, Judge Cohen barred Kemp from spending any money from the committee on the GOP primary. President Trump has endorsed Perdue to unseat the “RINO” governor, who Trump has condemned for refusing to challenge the 2020 election.

Georgia’s governor race promises to be one of the marquee contests of the midterms, given Abrams’ notoriety and the shifting political terrain in the swing state, which President Biden carried by the narrowest of margins in 2020.

Abrams has continued to claim that a 2018 governors’ race that she lost to Kemp was “rigged.” President Trump and his allies have been marginalized for making similar accusations about the 2020 presidential race.

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