True the Vote, a group that is challenging the legitimacy of some vote counting, filed suit in a federal court to disqualify thousands of allegedly fraudulent votes in the contested George election.
It's a complicated technical, legal issue. Suffice to say that the suit went before a federal judge who dismissed the lawsuit.
Fair enough. Until you get to the part of the story where the federal judge is the sister of Stacey Abrams, the super-partisan and far-left former Georgia gubernatorial candidate.
Even in Chicago, where partisanship advances all kinds of self- and conflict-of-interests, this would be, err, remarkable. At least in Chicago, an effort is made to thinly disguise such hi-jinks.
But the sister, Leslie A. Gardner, shockingly argues it was her duty. As the Augusta Chronicle reports:
Leslie A. Gardner, the sister of Stacey Abrams, said recusing herself from a voting rights case would be a dereliction of duty and a violation of her oath as a federal judge.
One can only assume that the argument is something to the effect that if my sister is actively engaged in a cause, I cannot be impartial. This argument is mere speculation, unsupported by any facts that would support a finding of partiality.
In these troubled times, we owe Gardner thanks for these belly laughs. Abrams, too, who considers herself a "voting rights advocate" who believes that Republicans stole her election as governor.