GA State Senators Who Wanted to Investigate Fraud Stripped of Committee Assignments

 

Source: The Tennessee Star

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.

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  1. cdor Member
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    I gave this a “like”, but it deserves a “hate”. What the hell is going on in our country? At this rate, within four years we will be non citizens.

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  2. Mountie Coolidge
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    I don’t mean to be cynical, but I live in Georgia and we’ve all come to the conclusion that 2016 was the last election that the state had. Oh don’t get me wrong we’ll have elections every other year on November 3 and they’ll be quaint ceremonies were people standing in line to cast a vote for an outcome that has been predetermined. Free open and fair elections in Georgia are a thing of the past. 

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  3. Bob Thompson Member
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    Mountie (View Comment):

    I don’t mean to be cynical, but I live in Georgia and we’ve all come to the conclusion that 2016 was the last election that the state had. Oh don’t get me wrong we’ll have elections every other year on November 3 and they’ll be quaint ceremonies were people standing in line to cast a vote for an outcome that has been predetermined. Free open and fair elections in Georgia are a thing of the past.

    This, if true, is a really bad omen. I don’t know the composition of the state legislature now but the specific action detailed in the OP looks like an effort to shield some specific individuals from impacts of an election fraud investigation. Who might they be?

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  4. jmelvin Member
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    Wow! (Sorry, that’s all I’ve got.)

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  5. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
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    cdor (View Comment):

    I gave this a “like”, but it deserves a “hate”. What the hell is going on in our country? At this rate, within four years we will be non citizens.

    At some point, the NTs / fraud deniers are going to have to wake up and smell what they are shoveling. At some point. 

    The problem is that they might not wake up until it is far too late to stop what’s going on right in front of our eyes. 

    “First they disenfranchised the voters of Pennsylvania, but I didn’t see 100% proof, so I didn’t speak up. Then they disenfranchised the voters of Georgia, but I wasn’t convinced that the fraud swayed the election, so I didn’t speak up. Then they disenfranchised the voters of Arizona, but I was kind of happy to see Trump go anyway, so I didn’t speak up. Then they voted to restrict the Second Amendment, but I wasn’t on one of those crazy militias, so I didn’t speak up. And then … ” 

    Well, you know how the story ends. 

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  6. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Mountie (View Comment):

    I don’t mean to be cynical, but I live in Georgia and we’ve all come to the conclusion that 2016 was the last election that the state had. Oh don’t get me wrong we’ll have elections every other year on November 3 and they’ll be quaint ceremonies were people standing in line to cast a vote for an outcome that has been predetermined. Free open and fair elections in Georgia are a thing of the past.

    While I do not live in GA, I have come to the same conclusion. I stay informed because I want to vote my interest. Now it seem that elections are done. An act of political theater. I am starting to figure the LIV have the right of it. Why spend effort on something out of your control that you have no effect on. Why bother to vote in what is obviously a rigged process. We all have better things to do with our time. I have voted in every election since I turned 18. It may be that 2020 was my last.

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  7. Chris Oler Coolidge
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    J. D. Fitzpatrick: I suppose we’ll see if the good people of GA 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.

    Don’t discount this, a longstanding President Pro-Tempore of the Indiana Senate was voted out in a primary not too long ago. The reason? Open to speculation, but most likely he was too institutionalized and people knew it.

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  8. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    I do live in GA and DItto

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  9. Mountie Coolidge
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Mountie (View Comment):

    I don’t mean to be cynical, but I live in Georgia and we’ve all come to the conclusion that 2016 was the last election that the state had. Oh don’t get me wrong we’ll have elections every other year on November 3 and they’ll be quaint ceremonies were people standing in line to cast a vote for an outcome that has been predetermined. Free open and fair elections in Georgia are a thing of the past.

    While I do not live in GA, I have come to the same conclusion. I stay informed because I want to vote my interest. Now it seem that elections are done. An act of political theater. I am starting to figure the LIV have the right of it. Why spend effort on something out of your control that you have no effect on. Why bother to vote in what is obviously a rigged process. We all have better things to do with our time. I have voted in every election since I turned 18. It may be that 2020 was my last.

    Georgia has become Illinois: a large state dominated by a corrupt city state. The political landscape of Georgia is more or less split 50/50 which means that a few thousand votes are enough to swing the balance. There is no appetite amount our elect elite to inquiry as to the legality of those few thousand votes. Hence, free elections are over. 

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  10. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
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    Mountie (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Mountie (View Comment):

    I don’t mean to be cynical, but I live in Georgia and we’ve all come to the conclusion that 2016 was the last election that the state had. Oh don’t get me wrong we’ll have elections every other year on November 3 and they’ll be quaint ceremonies were people standing in line to cast a vote for an outcome that has been predetermined. Free open and fair elections in Georgia are a thing of the past.

    While I do not live in GA, I have come to the same conclusion. I stay informed because I want to vote my interest. Now it seem that elections are done. An act of political theater. I am starting to figure the LIV have the right of it. Why spend effort on something out of your control that you have no effect on. Why bother to vote in what is obviously a rigged process. We all have better things to do with our time. I have voted in every election since I turned 18. It may be that 2020 was my last.

    Georgia has become Illinois: a large state dominated by a corrupt city state. The political landscape of Georgia is more or less split 50/50 which means that a few thousand votes are enough to swing the balance. There is no appetite amount our elect elite to inquiry as to the legality of those few thousand votes. Hence, free elections are over.

    As long as you have Dominion machines, there is no reason to believe that the vote split is actually 50-50. 

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  11. kedavis Member
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    Somehow, nobody could take the hint from the company/machines being named Dominion?

     

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  12. Mountie Coolidge
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    J. D. Fitzpatrick (View Comment):

    Mountie (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Mountie (View Comment):

    I don’t mean to be cynical, but I live in Georgia and we’ve all come to the conclusion that 2016 was the last election that the state had. Oh don’t get me wrong we’ll have elections every other year on November 3 and they’ll be quaint ceremonies were people standing in line to cast a vote for an outcome that has been predetermined. Free open and fair elections in Georgia are a thing of the past.

    While I do not live in GA, I have come to the same conclusion. I stay informed because I want to vote my interest. Now it seem that elections are done. An act of political theater. I am starting to figure the LIV have the right of it. Why spend effort on something out of your control that you have no effect on. Why bother to vote in what is obviously a rigged process. We all have better things to do with our time. I have voted in every election since I turned 18. It may be that 2020 was my last.

    Georgia has become Illinois: a large state dominated by a corrupt city state. The political landscape of Georgia is more or less split 50/50 which means that a few thousand votes are enough to swing the balance. There is no appetite amount our elect elite to inquiry as to the legality of those few thousand votes. Hence, free elections are over.

    As long as you have Dominion machines, there is no reason to believe that the vote split is actually 50-50.

    I get what you’re saying, and I’m not denying there there was some fuzzy stuff going on with the dominion machines. That said I’ve lived in Georgia for 30 years and we’ve had more than one election, that pre-dated the use of the dominion machines, where are the election was thrown into a runoff because the state requires a 50% plus one vote margin for victory. And like it or not Georgia is a 50/50 state. We have a strong Libertarian party here in Georgia, so strong that it can typically assemble somewhere between 3 to 5% of the vote. Which means the the Republican or Democrat that wins has to win by margin of greater than 6% had the Libertarian not run. . Anything less than that jeopardizes their ability to get 50% plus one. But it also means that if you can find 3000 or 4000 bogus votes then you can win the election because that is in effect the 1% or 2% that you need. And that’s where we are today. Free elections are over.

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  13. Hang On Member
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    Can you say Governor Abrams?

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  14. Mountie Coolidge
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    Can you say Governor Abrams?

    Sadly. Yes. She will have an unholy amount of PAC money behind her in the next election. And she’s already proven to those that have the money that she can win.

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  15. kedavis Member
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    Mountie (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Can you say Governor Abrams?

    Sadly. Yes. She will have an unholy amount of PAC money behind her in the next election. And she’s already proven to those that have the money that she can win.

    And then turn the state into a pile of smoking rubble.

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  16. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Remember apartheid? We are about to experience it from the underside. 

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  17. WI Con Member
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    My guess is that several big Atlanta companies had a talk with the GOP “leadership” there- Coke, Southwest…

    Stone Mountain will most likely be a water slide park within a year.

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  18. Mim526 Member
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    President Trump was right to question Republican loyalty, but he should have questioned their loyalty to free/fair elections and not the party or himself as President. The most important thing about the voter fraud – proven and suspected – was not whether he won but whether the votes were correct.

    If large numbers of Americans are going to allow ourselves to be governed by representatives as we have done for over 200 yrs now, we have to be confident that the ones representing us are the ones for whom we voted.

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  19. Lensman Thatcher
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    At the very least voters in Georgia should force a recall election of Raffensperger, the Secretary of State.

    His handling of the contract for Dominion Voting Systems stinks to high heaven. How he destroyed the voters’ faith in the election integrity with his lies about the extent of illegal votes and improper ballot counting (in the middle of the night) is disgusting.

    As I mentioned in a comment to the other post today about the election in Georgia, I think the Governor, Lt. Governor and the SOS should all be the subject of recall petitions. Raffensperger is low hanging fruit.

    There is no reason to wait until the primary elections in 2022.

    Getting rid of one of the miscreants would be (to translate from the French): “To encourage the others” to behave properly. That way we might see something done before the 2024 election. Otherwise, hello Chicago style elections!

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  20. kedavis Member
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    Great idea! Start a recall, the vote is done on Dominion machines, and whaddayaknow, it fails!

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  21. Joan of Ark La Tex Member
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    Don’t give up just yet. You have numbers. Georgia is NOT blue. Need to start now and need to unite to find a way out of this mess. What you need is brave leadership. 

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  22. J. D. Fitzpatrick Member
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    Don’t give up just yet. You have numbers. Georgia is NOT blue. Need to start now and need to unite to find a way out of this mess. What you need is brave leadership. 

    Exactly. If you battle to the end, at least you know that you gave it your all. Maybe Georgians have just been asleep. Time to find out. 

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  23. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    I live in Georgia and we’ve all come to the conclusion that 2016 was the last election that the state had

    What about 2018?

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  24. Skyler Coolidge
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    Georgia republicans have behaved shamefully, mysteriously, and have undermined our country’s freedoms, perhaps forever.

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  25. Chris Oler Coolidge
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    Skyler (View Comment):
    mysteriously

    I think if you take Kemp and Raffensperger out of it, you’re still left with this which I second heartily.

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