Democrats Lose Big Time In Court

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Looks like they couldn’t win this one.

An attempt to ensure Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene could not appear on the ballot this year has failed after a judge ruled Greene could seek reelection.

On Friday (May 6), Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffenserger, who had jurisdiction over Greene’s eligibility, accepted the ruling that allowed the Congresswoman to seek reelection.
The news comes after voters in Greene’s district argued that the Republican Congresswoman should not be allowed to run for office again, citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

The law cited has its origins in the Civil War era and barred anyone from seeking office that had aided in an insurrection or rebellion.

Administrative Law Judge Charles Beaudrot seemingly disagreed with the argument, ruling in favor of Greene. Shortly after, Raffensperger confirmed his decision to allow the Congresswoman to remain on the ballot.

Raffensperger, currently facing a strong reelection challenge in the Republican primary against Rep. Jody Hice who believes the 2020 Presidential election was corrupt, wasn’t expected to remove Greene from the ballot considering she remains a popular figure among conservatives in Georgia’s northwest and nationwide.