The New York Times reports:
Gov. Brian Kemp, the Georgia Republican who ranks high on former President Donald J. Trump’s list of enemies, will face a high-profile pro-Trump challenger in next year’s Republican primary: Vernon Jones, a former Democrat who, echoing the false claims of Mr. Trump, has called Georgia’s November presidential election “fixed” and “tainted.”
Mr. Jones, a former state representative and head of government in DeKalb County, tweeted on Thursday that he would formally introduce his candidacy at a news conference the next day, saying that “we need a fighter for Georgia.” Mr. Trump has not endorsed a primary challenger to Mr. Kemp, who is seeking a second term in office.
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Vernon Jones, a pro-Trump Republican who called Georgia’s November presidential election “fixed,” announced on Thursday that he would run against Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a Republican, in next year’s primary. https://t.co/JH2Jnpuy57
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 15, 2021