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Georgia Denies Trump Claim of Settling Election-Fraud Suit

  • The settlement the president cited doesn’t exist, state says
  • State also says Trump lawyer may have broken conduct rules
U.S. President Donald Trump 

U.S. President Donald Trump 

Photographer: Ken Cedeno/Polaris/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump’s explanation on Thursday for why he’s dropping a Hail Mary lawsuit to reverse his election loss in Georgia is false, the state’s Republican attorney general said.

The president told a federal judge he’s voluntarily dismissing the suit seeking to invalidate the election result because he reached an out-of-court settlement agreement to sit down with state officials and discuss data allegedly showing voter fraud. But no such deal exists, Georgia Attorney General Christopher Carr said in a filing responding to Trump.