Using a legal strategy that already has been rejected by a federal court, Democrats in Georgia now are claiming that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is ineligible to run for re-election because of a Civil War era restriction.
The Washington Examiner is reporting that some people in Georgia sued in court to prevent Greene’s re-election bid “citing Greene’s support for those who participated in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.”
The lawsuit, citing a Civil War-era standard, claimed she violated the Constitution’s “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause.”
The Examiner report explained, “The provision, which was birthed following the Civil War, bars politicians from pursuing office if they have participated in ‘insurrection or rebellion’ against the nation or ‘given aid or comfort’ to enemies of the state.”
“Greene has been vocal in her support of former President Donald Trump and his claims that his loss in the 2020 presidential election was the consequence of fraud,” the report said.
WND reported earlier this month when the same claims were made by leftists in Wisconsin against that state’s GOP members.
That action targets Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald.
However, WND already has reported on a federal judge’s rejection of virtually the same allegations in a case involving Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a Republican from North Carolina.
There, the state elections officials claimed they had the power to determine his “eligibility” based on that Civil War-era provision, and Cawthorn sued.
A federal judge issued an injunction against the Board of Elections that prohibits the board of hearing challenges on the basis of insurrection.
According to officials with the Bopp Law Firm, who have been working with Cawthorn, a group organized in the state against Cawthorn filed a complaint with the state board demanding that Cawthorn be prevented from running for his congressional seat.
“They alleged that Rep. Cawthorn does not meet the federal constitutional requirements for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives because he engaged in ‘insurrection or rebellion’ against the United States on January 6th. Rep. Cawthorn vigorously denies that he ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion’ against the United States, and his suit sought to enjoin the NCSBE from employing unconstitutional and unlawful provisions of North Carolina election law to remove him from the ballot as a candidate.”
The judge held that due to the substantial likelihood that Cawthorn’s candidacy will be significantly impacted by the challenges before the upcoming primary, it was proper for the court to determine whether the board could proceed with the challenge.
And the ruling said the state law violated federal law to the extent challenges are based upon the “insurrection” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, because Congress removed that amendment’s application to any current members of Congress in The Amnesty Act of 1872, the law firm reported.
In Wisconsin, a local report said the liberals continued to claim the Republicans “are no longer qualified” to seek re-election.
The legal claims allege the Republicans are “part of a conspiracy theory and ‘spreading their malicious falsehoods about a ‘rigged election’ through regular and social media and at public appearances.'”
The lawsuit was filed by 10 Wisconsin citizens and funded by the liberal Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC, the report said.
The particular clause involved in the lawsuits was adopted after the Civil War in order to prevent those who held office in the Confederacy from returning to Congress.
Democrats for the last year have speculated that they would use “lawfare,” legal cases assembled for political purposes, to try to hurt Republicans.
James Bopp Jr., of Cawthorn’s legal team, explained, “North Carolina’s law clearly violates federal law as applied to Rep. Cawthorn. We are pleased the court recognized this government overreach. But more fundamentally, we are pleased that the people of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District will be the final voice to pick their representative, not state bureaucrats in Raleigh. The national implication for today’s victory is huge—liberal activists should be warned that such blatant attempts to subvert our democracy will be fought at every turn.”
WND previously reported when the Democrats adopted an agenda that defines the Jan. 6 riot as an insurrection, even though those arrested and charged generally are facing counts like trespassing.
The goal, however, was to use that long-dormant constitutional provision adopted after the Civil War that prevents members of Congress from having participated in an “insurrection,” like the Civil War.
Democrats and leftists say GOP members who even joined in the questioning of the 2020 results are guilty.
Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley pointed out that that position by North Carolina, which claimed the authority to determine Cawthorn guilty, “is wholly outside of the language and intent of this provision. Cawthorn is right to challenge any such action as unconstitutional.”
He explained if that state board claim were to be adopted, it would “invite partisan and abusive practices by such boards. It is also wrong on the purpose of this constitutional provision. Moreover, there is a vast difference between enforcing an objective standard on the age of a candidate and enforcing the subjective standard whether that candidate’s views make him an ‘insurrectionist.'”
A long list of questions have, in fact, been raised about the 2020 election.
What is known is that a number of issues remain under investigation. A coming documentary reveals hundreds of “mules” were hired to dump piles of mail-in ballots in drop boxes during election night’s overnight hours.
Also, independent analyses have concluded either of two ways likely “bought” the election for Biden. One was the $420 million Mark Zuckerberg gave to mostly leftist election officials with instructions to recruit voters from Democrat districts, and the other was the collusion by legacy and social media companies that decided to suppress accurate, and damaging, reports about the Biden family international business scandals just before the election.
Further, multiple state and local officials simply ignored their own state laws regarding the handling of mail-in ballots.
Meanwhile, Just the News has compiled a list of 20 situations that suggest fraud or irregularities in the 2020 election.
They include that Iranian nationals hacked into a state computer election system and stole 100,000 voter registrations and used them to try to intimidate Republicans, a former state Supreme Court justice concluded there was bribery in Wisconsin’s election count, there was illegal ballot harvesting in several states, vote signature requirements may have been violated involving 200,000 ballots in Arizona, the widely used ballot drop boxes were, in fact, illegal, foreign voters were found on voter rolls in Texas and Georgia, a number of mail-in ballot strategies were unconstitutional, voter roll laws were not followed and more.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi’s “House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack” daily accuse law-abiding, patriotic, conservative Americans of being “domestic terrorists,” “violent extremists” and “insurrectionists,” a REAL INSURRECTION – indeed, a full-scale MARXIST “RESET” of the greatest nation on earth – is well underway in the United States of America, led by them. Remember the rule: Whatever today’s Democrats are falsely accusing their critics of doing and planning, that is precisely what they themselves are ACTUALLY doing and planning. The reality of all this is stunningly documented and explored in the January 2022 issue of WND’s acclaimed Whistleblower magazine, titled “THE REAL INSURRECTION: Branding normal Americans as ‘terrorists,’ Democrats pursue total revolution.”
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