A Georgia judge dismissed former senator and current gubernatorial candidate David Perdue‘s (R) lawsuit, which contended that the 2020 election was rigged with fraudulent ballots. The judge called his allegations “speculation, conjuncture and paranoia.”

Perdue filed the lawsuit along with Georgia voter Elizabeth Grace Lennon in December, declaring that their constitutional right to due process and equal protections were violated when the ballots were wrongfully counted. Kemp also contended that the fraudulent ballots forced him to participate in a runoff election which he lost to Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Georgia). Lennon argued that when she had sent in her early ballot that it was bounced because a ballot had already been submitted using her name.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney dismissed the case because it was built on allegations of election fraud which had already been extensively investigated.

No evidence of voter fraud was found.

“It’s not really about Perdue’s loss or Lennon’s personal voting experience,” the judge wrote.

Perdue announced that he will appeal the ruling, calling the dismissal “another example of how the establishment continues to cover up what happened in 2020.”

Perdue will go up against sitting Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) in the state’s May 24 primary. He is currently trailing Kemp in the polls.

Perdue was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, but Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday that he would rally with Kemp, making it the most evident severing of ties from Trump.

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