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The Investigation Into the Election Results in Georgia Has Been Put on Hold

On Sunday, a federal appeals court made the decision to put on hold for the time being an order from a lower court that required the United States, Senator Lindsey Graham, to testify in front of a special grand jury that is investigating illegal plots to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the presidential election in Georgia in 2020. The special grand jury is looking into illegal plots to overturn the results of the election in Georgia.

The Republican who represents South Carolina was ordered to appear before the special grand jury on Tuesday by a subpoena.polkitics

Graham’s plea to have the subpoena against him quashed was initially turned down by U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May on Monday. On Friday, she also turned down Graham’s attempt to put her decision on hold while he appealed it. After then, Graham’s legal team filed an appeal with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

An appeals court bench consisting of three judges issued an order on Sunday that temporarily pauses May’s order which declined to quash the subpoena. The panel decided to remand the case to May so that she might consider whether or not the subpoena should be partially overturned or altered due to the constitutional rights afforded to members of Congress under the United States Constitution.

By the decision from the appeals court, the case will be sent back to the 11th Circuit for additional review once May has rendered her verdict on the matter.

On Sunday, spokespeople for Graham did not reply quickly to queries requesting their thoughts on the appellate decision. A representative from the office of the District Attorney for Fulton County, Fani Willis, declined to comment.

Willis began the inquiry early in the previous year in response to a phone call that took place on January 2, 2021, between Trump and Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary of State for Georgia. During the call, Trump made the comment that Raffensperger might be able to “find” the votes that would be necessary to overturn his narrow loss in the state.

Willis and the people working for her have indicated that they want to question Graham on two phone calls that they claim he made to Raffensperger and his staff immediately after the general election in 2020.

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Willis said in a petition seeking to force Graham to testify that during those phone calls, Graham inquired about “reexamining specific absentee ballots cast in Georgia to examine the likelihood of a more favourable outcome for former President Donald Trump.”

Graham “also made reference to concerns of major voter fraud in the November 2020 election in Georgia, consistent with public remarks made by known members of the Trump Campaign,” she said. “This is consistent with public assertions made by known affiliates of the Trump Campaign.”

At a hearing held earlier this month on Graham’s motion to quash his subpoena, Willis’ legal team argued that Graham may be able to provide insight into the extent of any coordinated efforts to influence the results of the general election in Georgia in 2020. This election is scheduled to take place in 2020.

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