Marjorie Taylor Greene will likely remain on the ballot. Many Democrats argued that she should not be on the ballot because she “engaged in insurrection.”
CNN argues that Greene is a “conspiracy theory-peddling” republican who engaged in violent insurrection against the United States government. Georgia State Judge Charles Beaudrot said otherwise and CNN was not happy.
The judge concluded that there was “no persuasive evidence” that Greene had taken direct actions to help the insurrectionists — such as “physical efforts, contribution of personal services or capital, issuance of directives or marching orders, transmissions of intelligence, or even statements of encouragement.” Her militant rhetoric about the election wasn’t enough to link her to the attack.
State Judge Charles Beaudrot said the following in his report which you can find here. “challengers have produced insufficient evidence to show that Rep. Greene ‘engaged’ in that insurrection after she took the oath of office on January 3, 2021.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene has been very outspoken about the chaos of the 2020 election. You remember, the “most safe and secure election in US history” when several key states overhauled their voting systems right before the election. Critics claimed that Greene contributed to the riot by demanding investigations. The prosecutors argued that she “voluntarily aided and engaged in an insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power.”
Beaudrot’s recommendation is not the end of the story. It only needs Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s signature. While his decision can be appealed by the courts, it is likely the Republican Secretary of State will approve. This is particularly likely because Raffensperger has also been outspoken about stopping voter fraud and securing elections in Georgia following the shady 2020 election.
Luckily, democrats will have to try a little harder next time.