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”.
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.
A group of Georgia voters is appealing the decision by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to keep Marjorie Taylor Greene on the ballot as a candidate for the US House of Representatives.
The Constitution is clear: the oligarchs have no positions of authority!
– FreeSpeechForPeople (@FSFP) May 17, 2022
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.
Short but powerful video on why a Georgia voter decided to challenge Marjorie Taylor Greene’s eligibility for office under the Constitution’s Disqualification Clause
– Ron Fein (@ronfein) May 11, 2022
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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We spoke on behalf of Georgia voters challenging MTG’s eligibility, an appeal before the Fulton County Superior Court over the GA Secretary of State’s decision to keep the conservative legislator in place. on the ballot.
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– FreeSpeechForPeople (@FSFP) May 16, 2022
Read more at The Georgia Recorder.
https://hillreporter.com/challengers-renew-attempt-to-boot-marjorie-taylor-greene-from-the-ballot-131701 Challengers Renew Attempt to Boot Marjorie Taylor Greene From the Ballot