Challengers Renew Attempt to Boot Marjorie Taylor Greene From the Ballot

A group of voters in the Northwest Georgia district of GOP Representative, Marjorie Taylor Greene, continued to challenge her candidacy. The state primaries are set for May 24, with early voting underway now. Greene’s name appears on the ballots in her county. The general election is scheduled for November 8.

Free speech for everyone, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that represents challengers, filed an appeal in Fulton County Superior Court Monday. Voters continue to argue that Greene is ineligible under the 14th Amendment because they say she participated in the January 6 Capitol riots in Washington, which they see as “an anti-revolt insurrection. back to the United States”.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – April 22: U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks during a hearing on April 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. US Representative Greene will appear at a hearing in a hearing filed by voters who say she should not be allowed to run for re-election because she helped facilitate the attack on the Capitol. disrupted Joe Biden’s presidential victory certificate. (Photo by John Bazemore-Pool / Getty Images)

Judge Charles Beaudrot and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger were not convinced by their arguments. Beaudrot ruled that challengers did not provide enough evidence that Greene had any role in the attacks, and Raffensperger, who administers elections in the state, denied the idea. But Free Speech For People argued that the court made some mistake in the case.

When a candidate’s eligibility is challenged in Georgia, it is usually a matter of whether the candidate meets the age or residency requirements to run for office, and the candidate only needs to provide an affidavit. birth or proof of their residency. Because Greene’s case was more complicated, the court ruled that the burden of proof should rest with the challengers. “In the interest of justice, Representative Greene should not be obliged to ‘prove a negation’ and firmly assert that she did not participate in an uprising,” Beaudrot’s decision read.

It was the court’s mistake, opponents argued, because the evidence needed to determine Greene’s eligibility was within her control, and the judge blocked their discovery request. . Free Speech For People was asked for documents, including Greene’s communications with people under investigation to plan the January 6 riots, but they were denied on the grounds of “fantasy and it is impractical to require Respondent to provide a large volume of documents prior to the scheduled hearing date.”

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Read more at The Georgia Recorder. Challengers Renew Attempt to Boot Marjorie Taylor Greene From the Ballot

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