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ATLANTA, Georgia – Two Georgia state senators who said they wanted to fight for the state’s election integrity after the November 2020 presidential election learned Tuesday they will not chair committees that they previously presided over.
State Sen. Burt Jones (R-Jackson) will no longer chair the Committee on Insurance and Labor. State Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) no longer oversees that body’s Transportation Committee.
…None of the seven Republican members of the Georgia State Senate leadership returned The Star News’ requests for comment Tuesday. No one who served on the Georgia State Senate’s Committee on Assignments returned our messages either.
As reported, Beach, and Jones previously helped introduce a petition for a special session. The petition sought to determine Georgia’s electors. That petition also sought to investigate the voting irregularities and claims of voter fraud that occurred during the general election. The effort also aimed to nullify the consent decree that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger signed into law last March.
I suggest that this development is very ominous for future prospects of election reform. Which member of the legislature will want to bring it up?
I suppose we’ll see if the good people of Georgia can vote out the Republican leadership in the next set of state-level primaries. But the state is certainly doing nothing to create trust in its election process.Published in