Georgia election workers seek 'default judgement' in Rudy Giuliani defamation case
The pair have asked U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell to side with them after Giuliani failed to hand over communications between himself and Trump advisor Boris Epshteyn.
A pair of Georgia election workers have asked a judge to issue a "default judgement" in their favor after former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani failed to produce communications related to claims of election fraud in the state's 2020 presidential election as part of their defamation suit against him.
The filing comes as part of a suit from poll workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, who have contended that Giuliani, a leading proponent of election fraud claims, defamed them by referencing the pair by name when propagating election fraud theories, the Washington Examiner reported.
The pair have asked U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell to side with them after Giuliani failed to hand over communications between himself and Trump advisor Boris Epshteyn. In their Tuesday filing, they included an exchange between Giuliani and Epshteyn in which the Trump advisor forwarded a request from another individual for fuel election fraud claims.
"Urgent POTUS request need best examples of 'election fraud' that we’ve alleged that’s super easy to explain. Doesn’t necessarily have to be proven, but does need to be easy to understand," read the message to Giuliani, to which he replied, "The security camera in Atlanta alone captures theft of a minimum of 30,000 votes which alone would change result in Georgia."
The plaintiffs contend that the exchange supports their defamation claims and contend that the former mayor did not properly preserve evidence and therefore failed to produce it in court.
Freeman and Moss seek an unspecified amount of damages and recommended that Giuliani receive "severe" sanctions for his conduct in the case.
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