Judge Rules GA Voters Can Challenge Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Re-election

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On Monday, Judge Amy Totenberg wrote in a 73-page ruling that Georgia voters may proceed with legal efforts seeking to disqualify U.S Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for reelection to Congress. Free Speech for People, the national election, and campaign financial group filed a legal effort in March citing Rep. Greene’s involvement in the Jan 6th panel.

The challenge filed last month with the Georgia secretary of state’s office alleges that Greene helped facilitate the Capitol riot disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. The legal challenge argues that Greene violated the 14th Amendment and makes her ineligible to run for reelection.

The Hill reports:

The amendment says no one can serve in Congress “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress . . . to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.” Ratified shortly after the Civil War, it was meant in part to keep representatives who had fought for the Confederacy from returning to Congress.

Totenberg, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by President Barack Obama, wrote that Greene had failed to meet the “burden of persuasion” in her request for injunctive relief.

Georgia law says any voter who is eligible to vote for a candidate may challenge that candidate’s qualifications by filing a written complaint within two weeks after the deadline for qualifying. The secretary of state must then notify the candidate of the challenge and request a hearing before an administrative law judge. After holding a hearing, the administrative law judge presents findings to the secretary of state, who then must determine whether the candidate is qualified.

Greene said in her lawsuit that she “vigorously denies that she ‘aided and engaged in insurrection to obstruct the peaceful transfer of presidential power.”

Greene has remained highly popular within her district and is expected to win re-election unless the group’s legal effort succeed in derailing her campaign.



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Don
Don
2 months ago

Another communist judge who’s the one who needs removed….and jailed.

r m
r m
2 months ago
Reply to  Don

I would care less if I read in the paper judge Amy Totenberg got run over by a drunk driver she let off scot free earlier for drugged/drunk driving…

barb2554
barb2554
2 months ago

More Democrat cheating? Why cant they let the voters decide who they want representing their districts? If they dont want MTG, she’ll be out. It shouldn’t be something that the federal courts stick their nose into. It also diminishes the courts by their appearing to be uber partisan too with these “rulings”. What ever happened to “blind” justice?

Jobert Ronson
Jobert Ronson
2 months ago
Reply to  barb2554

barb2554: ya gots to member: “rules for thee, but not for me.” The godless, commycrat, democrat ?party? can’t win anything UNLESS they: Lie, Cheat or Steal whatever it is they are after. Before the dominion machines were siezed, Trump had over 400 electoral votes and biteme had 120 something. BUT guess what?? Votes magically appeared, after shutting down the counting at 1030 pm and reopenning at 430 or 5 the next morning, and biteme was ahead, by a statistically impossible ratio. BUT there was NO voter fraud!!!

BillyQ
BillyQ
2 months ago

I hope the spineless Republicans do something about this but I’m not holding my breath

P W
P W
2 months ago

So if you take the oath of office for President to faithfully execute the laws of this country and then let 2 million illegal aliens into the country is that disqualifying for being President because I am willing to negotiate losing Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress under those grounds if we can also get rid of 95% of the rest of Congress for violating the Constitution and the sitting President for not carrying out his duties.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
2 months ago

STAY, LEAVE, SIT DOWN, GO BACK TO THE BASEMENT, WTF? THE EASTER BUNNY LIE STOPPER, HOW MANY THINGS CAN THEY KEEP BIDEN AWAY FROM? CHILDREN? HAIR?, THE EASTER BUNNY LIE STOPPER, , ,REPORTERS?, UKRAINE?, SOUTHERN BORDER? MENTAL TESTING?, THE TRUTH?, ICE CREAM?, HIS YEARS AS A COLLEGE PROFESSOR?, ANY ONE OF FIFTY “BS” STORIES THAT ARE JUST NOT TRUE? More corruption, the disgraced biden clan, a story of personal family greed, disloyalty to America, lies with no honour, false oaths taken, complete hatred of American ways, our American ideals, with direction towards the destruction of America, with their American last policy. How can so much money be taken from Americas adversaries without our country’s positions being compromise or influenced by foreign dirty money? Time for full investigations, the guilty be put on trail, for any disloyalty taken, money falsely taken, lying to Congress, have them return too tax payor’s money received under illegal’s methods or dishonest ways. Those who have violated our country’s laws must be prosecuted, put in jail and made to return all money taken in from their dishonesty. Vote them out of office and keep them out, they are driven by personal greed only.

BillyQ
BillyQ
2 months ago

And he keeps getting away with it WTF is going on in America

Americafirst
Americafirst
2 months ago

When did it become a law that a Judge needs to tell anyone they can challenge a person running for election or reelection? Is this Judge trying to “fix” an upcoming election” to HIS or HER way? This Judge needs to be investigated. Another thing that really bothers me is how many Judges rule only for another Judge to counter that rule and then another one steps in? Why are we paying for Judges to play this chess game on us?

lynn
lynn
2 months ago
Reply to  Americafirst

Both the plaintiff and the prosecutors are permitted the right to appeal under our justice system. An appeal means the case goes to the next highest court (of course providing either can afford the legal fees to do so). Hopefully Greene has the funds to appeal this ruling.

John Galt
John Galt
2 months ago

Damn Marxists. They can’t fight fair – ever – because their ideas not only don’t work, they produce the opposite of what they claim. This is what they do instead; stack the fight in their favor by any hook or crook. Georgia voters should be smart enough to see this.

LiberalTearsAreMyVictory
LiberalTearsAreMyVictory
2 months ago

Good Ol’ lefty loons, if you can’t win by the rules, change the rules! Pathetic at best! MTG will win re-election … done and done!👍🏼💪🏼👏🏼🏁

F J B
F J B
2 months ago

I’M VERY SICK OF ALL THESE CORRUPT COMMUNIST JUSTICE’S IN OUR COURT’S! AMERICA IT’S TIME TO GET UP OFF YOUR ASS AND HELP REMOVE THEM FROM OUR COURT’S!

Bill
Bill
2 months ago

Sure they can. It is called an ELECTION. If necessary, the courts will over-turn this.

Metoo
Metoo
2 months ago

The left must be very afraid of Green

Snaps
Snaps
2 months ago

If it was an insurrection, how come nobody has been charged with insurrection? They’re all being charged with trespass or other simple things unless they had a firearm or damaged property.

M Davidson
M Davidson
2 months ago
Reply to  Snaps

And Capital Police let them in. hello

james edwards
james edwards
2 months ago
Reply to  Snaps

nobody had a firearm but the police, who killed an innocent lady who had been in the army.

JCE
JCE
2 months ago

This is Democrats lying to try and entrap conservatives in an insurrection snare that cannot prove anything towards insurrection unless a crooked judges interferes.

Just me
Just me
2 months ago

Really?! REALLY?!?! It WAS NOT an “INSURRECTION” as the demoRATS owned propaganda puppet talking heads and the demoRATS want you to believe. It was a riot that was allowed to happen by the capitol police, Nitwit Paloozer, the Fumbling Bunch of Idiots and a plethora of others. Additionally, they have to have been convicted which SHE HAS NOT!! These communistic demomaggots only utilize the Constitution when it benefits them. If she has been charged AND convicted of anything that is stated under the Fourteenth Amendment, then the public has a right to know. The fact remains THERE IS NONE and this “judge” is WRONG!!

wvcitizen
2 months ago

The left pulls out all stops. OK. Time for Republicans to challenge every democrat candidate. Or will the RINO republicans play nicey nice?

jim
jim
2 months ago
Reply to  wvcitizen

You answered your own question

JAMES P BETHEA
JAMES P BETHEA
2 months ago

The 14th Amendment was never ruled as “lawful” by the US Supreme Court……

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
2 months ago

Nobody has even been charged with insurrection. Helping an insurrection that never happened. And if it did it would be the first where “insurrectionists” showed up without any weapons including firearms. Now this is one for the books. And if anybody orchestrated the riot I believe it was Pelosi and other Democrats to (successfully) keep Constitutional challenges to the electors from being heard from 5 states with questionable voting which has been revealed state voting laws were broken.

Margaret
Margaret
2 months ago

This has nothing to do with the so-called riot or Greene being part of it (which she did not advocate). It has everything to do with Democrats running scared and using it to ensure they have no competition.

Ima Enyurphase
Ima Enyurphase
2 months ago

Just goes to show you dem’s can’t win election’s FAIRLY. The voters DECIDE who they want NOT the opposing party! obama appointed judge, that tells it all. Where is the Republican party in this? It’s not called the “uni-party” for nothing.If she get’s bounced, she should run as a “write in” candidate. We need more like her.

Carolyn Mayzik
Carolyn Mayzik
2 months ago

Is this another corrupt jusdge working for the Deep Sate and against the People?

jim
jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Carolyn Mayzik

You know the answer to that

Jeanette Kirk
2 months ago

This is a sham I hope she beats this I think she is a true American and fights for truth.

monica
monica
2 months ago

Tottenberg needs to be disqualified and resign.

Ted
Ted
2 months ago

This is a sham, set up by this activist pos judge. Watch the filth converge upon Georgia from every blue shyt hole in the country for this event. This is going to be a juditial lynching where 160% of registered voters in MTG’s district vote and she swings….

PATTY
2 months ago

DOES AMERICA GET TO DO THE “SAME” FOR BIDEN?????????????????????

Madeleine
Madeleine
2 months ago

Gee whiz, evil loves revenge! Seems the more you are law abiding and conscientious, the more the crooks try to shut you up. After all they persecuted Jesus thousands of years ago and are still persecuting innocent people

lynn
lynn
2 months ago

Greene has not been charged with any crime, nor has she been heard by a jury, and, except in the court of mainstream media, she has not been convicted of anything. What kind of a judge allows any group to continue to try to remove a candidate based on accusations? Where are her Georgia supporters, where is the Georgia Republican state organization? Why is no group espousing election honesty standing against this? Wouldn’t you think this would be an obvious case for the ACLU?

lynn
lynn
2 months ago

influence watch has a long piece on the group conducting this effort, Free Speech for the People. Past actions by this group includes pushing for Trump’s impeachment on his inauguration day, John Bonifaz-co-founder-founded and worked for the National Voting Rights Institute that attempted to force Ohio to recount the 2004 ballots in a dispute about George Bush’s election. The chairman Ben Clements was first chief legal counsel to former MA governor Deval Patrick (D). Senior political advisor Steve Cobble is co-founder of Progressive Democrats of America and was delegate coordinator for Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign.
FSP is funded by;
the Cloud Mountain Foundation of NYC founded by Benjamin Friedman who is the president and sole employee, it is a heavy funder to radical environmental groups.
the Kohlberg Foundation founded by private equity billionaire Jerome Kohlberg and wife, and major contributors to left wing groups.
Leonard & Sophie Davis Fund, Leonard Davis founded Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company and co-founded AARP
Five more groups are listed as major donors. Go to influence watch and look up the group’s name, it’s an interesting list of left-wing and Democrat supporting donors.
FSftP’s history defies its claimed purpose. Its operators know that if she is allowed to run Greene will beat their leftist Democrat candidate, this is their operation to prevent that.

sassysmart
sassysmart
2 months ago

if more people understood what the vote means they would understand that a bias group cannot decide for the people who shall represent them. civics classes taught this, and citizens should demand this course be taught in school before graduation.

Donna Calandra
2 months ago

Guess that ruling should also apply to a lot of swamp creatures that are running for congress in NOT upholding our constitution i.e. free speech, right to bear arms etc

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