The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
State Sen. Burt Jones’ role on a phony slate of GOP electors in Georgia, designed to help Donald Trump’s failed effort to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, is drawing increased scrutiny as the Republican vies to become the state’s next lieutenant governor.
The Justice Department last month sought records from Georgia GOP Chairman David Shafer and Brad Carver, an attorney and Republican activist who was among the 16 fake electors. The activity is part of a broader probe involving phony electors in several states.
The AJC spoke to four GOP strategists. None wanted to speak publicly but all expressed similar concern about Jones’ involvement in the fake electors and worried that it would be a liability for his candidacy and other Republicans.
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Even Republicans are worried about Burt Jones’ involvement in efforts to overturn the will of Georgia voters in the 2020 election. His election denialism is disqualifying – we deserve a Lieutenant Governor who will uphold our democracy, not undermine it. https://t.co/5CkTdbtzyz
— Georgia Democrats (@GeorgiaDemocrat) July 8, 2022
“We can talk about policies till the cows come home, but this is bigger than that. If we don’t have representative democracy, we don’t have America. Period.” @charlie4georgia https://t.co/eWuv7s6rIB
— Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association (@DemocraticLGs) July 9, 2022