Bid to erase Marjorie Taylor Greene from ballot fails

An effort to keep Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) off the ballot this year over accusations that she was involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has been defeated.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who had final jurisdiction on the congresswoman’s eligibility, accepted the ruling of a judge Friday that will allow Greene to seek reelection. A group of voters in her district made the case that she could not run again for office under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, a Civil War-era clause that bars from public office anyone who has aided in an insurrection or rebellion.

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