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Judge rules Marjorie Taylor Greene can remain on ballot. Final decision left up to Georgia Secretary of State.

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NPR published an article titled:  Marjorie Taylor Greene can remain on ballot, judge says, despite candidacy challenge.  The article reports in part: 

A judge in Georgia says Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene should remain on the ballot for reelection, after a group of voters and a supporting legal group filed a formal challenge to her candidacy for her role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The Friday decision by a state administrative judge says the lawyers challenging Greene's run failed to prove that she engaged in insurrection.

The plaintiffs had asked the state to disqualify Greene, citing a provision in the Constitution that forbids members of Congress who support an insurrection from serving in office.

Georgia's secretary of state, Republican Brad Raffensperger, will now decide whether to follow the judge's recommendation. There's no indication he would rule differently.  End NPR article.

This is the outcome Florida Family Association anticipated from the court given the evidence.  However, the politics in Georgia at the state level are uncertain.
 
If you have not sent your email or would like to send another email to encourage Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger NOT to take Marjorie Taylor Greene off the ballot then please send your email soon.

History of this issue.

The leftist group called Free Speech for People (LOL) sued the Georgia Secretary of State in state court to have United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene removed from the 2022 voter ballot.  The law suit alleges that Greene violated a constitutional clause, that was added after the U.S. Civil War of the 1860s, to prohibit politicians from running for Congress if they have engaged in "insurrection or rebellion" or "given aid or comfort" to the nation's enemies. 

Free Speech for People (LOL) filed a similar suit against Republican U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn.  However, the challenge failed when a federal judge in North Carolina dismissed that suit on March 4.

Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a lawsuit in federal court requesting a temporary restraining order be issued against the lawsuit filed in state court by Free Speech for People (LOL).  However, Federal Judge Amy Totenberg of the Northern District of Georgia denied the request for a temporary restraining order.  Obama appointed Judge Totenberg said during a lengthy hearing that she has “significant questions and concerns” about a recent ruling in a similar case, which blocked the same challenge against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican.   Greene has appealed Judge Totenberg’s ruling regarding her request for a restraining order to the Eleventh US Circuit Court of Appeals.

State Court Judge Charles Beaudrot is hearing the state case filed by Free Speech for People (LOL).  However, the final decision regarding the 2022 candidacy of Marjorie Taylor Greene will be made by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.   

Please urge Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger not to become the first state to invalidate a candidate based upon these outrageous leftist accusations.  The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has not charged anyone with insurrection so how can anyone legally be challenged with abetting it.  Political speech must be protected by the First Amendment especially for all candidates whose words will always find disagreement.  Striking Greene from the ballot would set a very dangerous precedent that would motivate more frivolous challenges and further erode voter confidence in the electoral process.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to urge Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger not to invalidate the candidacy of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Click here to send your email to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.  (For Gmail.com, Hotmail.com, Msn.com, live.com and other email clients that require comma separation of addresses.)

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This email will open in your email browser because the Georgia Secretary of State and candidate Brad Raffensperger are blocking normal form emails sent through the Florida Family Association email server.  If the above link does not open in your email browser or if the email is returned to you please prepare an email using the suggested subject line, content and email addresses provided below. Please feel free to change the wording.

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Please do not invalidate the candidacy of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Suggested content:

I urge you not to become the first state to invalidate a candidate based upon outrageous leftist accusations.  The DOJ has not charged anyone with insurrection so how can anyone legally be challenged with abetting it.  Political speech must be protected by the First Amendment especially for all candidates whose words will always find disagreement.  Striking Greene from the ballot would set a very dangerous precedent that would motivate more frivolous challenges and further erode voter confidence in the electoral process.

Email String separated by commas

brad@sos.ga.gov,
brad@BradForGeorgiaSOS.com,
media@BradForGeorgiaSOS.com

Email String separated by semicolons

brad@sos.ga.gov;
brad@BradForGeorgiaSOS.com;
media@BradForGeorgiaSOS.com


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