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Judge: Georgia voters can challenge Greene's reelection run

Marjorie Taylor Greene
Posted at 9:24 AM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-19 09:24:45-04

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that a group of Georgia voters can proceed with legal efforts seeking to disqualify U.S Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for reelection to Congress, citing her role in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The challenge filed last month with the Georgia secretary of state’s office alleges that Greene, a Republican, helped facilitate the Jan. 6, 2021, riot that disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. That violates a rarely cited provision of the 14th Amendment and makes her ineligible to run for reelection, according to the challenge.

Judge Amy Totenberg denied Greene’s request for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order, saying Greene had failed to meet the “burden of persuasion.”