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Tue May 19, 2020, 05:45 PM

Georgia Republicans cancel election for state Supreme Court,

meaning governor can appoint a Republican.
Republicans will control a seat on the state Supreme Court for an extra two years.

'The state of Georgia was supposed to hold an election Tuesday to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court. Justice Keith Blackwell, a Republican whose six-year term expires on the last day of this year, did not plan to run for reelection. The election, between former Democratic Rep. John Barrow and former Republican state lawmaker Beth Beskin, would determine who would fill Blackwell’s seat.

But then something weird happened: Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, canceled Tuesday’s election. Instead, Kemp will appoint Blackwell’s successor, and that successor will serve for at least two years — ensuring the seat will remain in Republican hands.

On May 14, the state Supreme Court handed down a decision that effectively blessed this scheme to keep Blackwell’s seat in the GOP’s hands. The court’s decision in Barrow v. Raffensperger is unusual in many regards — among other things, six of the state’s regular Supreme Court justices recused from the case, and they were replaced by five lower court judges who sat temporarily on the state’s highest court. The court’s decision in Barrow turns upon poorly drafted language in the state constitution, which does suggest that Blackwell, Kemp, and Raffensperger’s scheme was legal.'>>>

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/19/21262376/georgia-republicans-cancel-election-state-supreme-court-barrow-kemp-blackwell?

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elleng May 19 OP
Chainfire May 19 #1
napi21 Wednesday #3
alwaysinasnit May 19 #2
sandensea Friday #4
Ilsa Yesterday #5

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:15 PM

1. I hope that the Georgia

voters appreciate the implications of the move.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Wed May 20, 2020, 01:35 AM

3. Theres so damn many Pubs round here, they'll all thinkk that's just fine! GRRR,,,,I think i'm the

only Dem this side of Atlanta.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 06:52 PM

2. K&R Thanks for posting.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:37 PM

4. If you can't win, sin

A tried-and-true policy.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2020, 02:38 PM

5. I went ahead and marked my mail-in ballot anyway.

My guess is that the SoS or county elections supervisor will find a reason to toss my ballot, like not properly sealing the inner "envelope" which is only a sheet of paper with no seal. I used tape to seal min, even though the ballot doesn't completely fit in the inner "envelope."

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