Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP Primary and is more popular than ever

GOP Representative Marjorie Greene on Tuesday declared a massive Georgia primary victory after receiving a boost to her re-election campaign.

Greene not only received more than 50 percent of the GOP vote — avoiding a runoff race — she jumped above the support she received two years ago when she first earned the Republican nomination for the nomination in her district.

In 2020, Greene received just 40 percent of the vote during the primary, sending them to a runoff against John Cowan. She went on to win 57 percent of the GOP vote before defeating her Democratic opponent, who unofficially withdrew ahead of the general election.

When the Associated Press announced the race on Tuesday, Greene had already received 70 percent of the vote. She ran against five other Republican candidates.

Supporting Marjorie Taylor Greene
GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene declared an easy Georgia primary victory on Tuesday. Above, Greene speaks to supporters of former President Donald Trump on March 26 in Commerce, Georgia.
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Weeks before the primary, a group of voters in Greene’s 14th congressional district questioned her fitness for office under the Constitution.

Citing her role in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots, the group argued that the congresswoman violated a Civil War-era provision under the 14th Amendment that allows a person to take an oath as a member of Congress prevent from taking part in an insurrection or rebellion.

However, an administrative justice judge dismissed the challenge, noting that Georgia voters lacked evidence to show Green was “involved” in a riot after he joined Congress.

The recommendation then went to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who agreed to keep the congresswoman on the ballot, although he helped file the lawsuit challenging her eligibility.

A prominent Donald Trump supporter who was endorsed by the former president, Greene is known for her inflammatory statements and for promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory in the past.

Trump’s biggest endorsement stake was in Georgia, where he backed two incumbent challengers — Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp — in retaliation for their refusal to help him overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

President Joe Biden narrowly won Georgia’s 16 electoral votes by a margin of 0.23 percent, or 11,779 votes.

While Greene’s critics had hoped to see her defeated in Tuesday’s primary, as recently did North Carolina GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the overwhelming support for the congresswoman means her Democratic opponent — who had yet to be called, when Greene’s victory was announced – in a particularly challenging competition coming in November.

The 14th congressional district, created after the 2010 census, was represented by just two members of Congress — Greene and former Congressman Tom Graves, both Republicans.

Greene and Graves enjoyed immense success in the district, always receiving more than 72 percent of the vote. Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP Primary and is more popular than ever

Rick Schindler

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