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Georgia Lt. Governor faces scrutiny in election meddling investigation

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A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate whether Georgia Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones should face criminal charges for his alleged involvement in attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.

The decision comes after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was deemed ineligible to prosecute Jones due to a conflict of interest arising from her prior involvement in a fundraising event for his Democratic opponent.

Jones, along with 15 other state Republicans, signed a certificate affirming former President Donald Trump’s victory in Georgia, despite Democrat Joe Biden’s official win. Additionally, Jones, during his tenure as a state senator, advocated for a special session of Georgia’s Legislature with the aim of overturning Biden’s narrow victory in the state.

Following a ruling by Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney in July 2022, which identified an “actual and untenable” conflict of interest on Willis’ part, the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia has been tasked with appointing a special prosecutor to determine whether Jones should be charged. In a surprising turn of events, the executive director of the council, Pete Skandalakis, has opted to handle the investigation himself.

Jones has consistently maintained his innocence, asserting that he and other electors were acting on legal advice to safeguard Trump’s prospects in the event of a successful court challenge. While Jones has expressed relief at the progress of the investigation, he has criticized Willis for allegedly undermining the legal process.

The indictment of Trump and 18 others in August revolved around allegations of a coordinated effort to unlawfully overturn Trump’s defeat in Georgia. To date, four individuals have pleaded guilty after reaching agreements with prosecutors, while the remaining defendants, including Trump himself, have pleaded not guilty. As proceedings continue, no trial date has been scheduled.

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