Georgia Judge Delays Ruling on Disqualifying Lt. Gov. Burt Jones from Holding Office
A Georgia judge heard arguments but didn’t rule Monday on a long-shot attempt to disqualify Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones from holding office because of Jones’ participation as an elector for Donald Trump in 2020. A group of four Georgia voters, including the former head of the Atlanta branch of the NAACP, on Dec. 7 asked a judge to declare that Jones is ineligible to hold office in Georgia. Jones, who didn’t attend Monday’s hearing, said the challenge is fueled by partisan politics. Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson heard arguments in Jones’ hometown of Jackson, Georgia.