Lindsey Graham Gets Bad News in Georgia Election Probe

In Georgia, America’s newest and most prominent swing state, they’re preparing for a number of hotly-contested midterm elections – including a barn-burner rematch for the governorship between incumbent Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacy Abrams.

But the Peach State isn’t only worried about 2022’s “off-year” election.  No, they’ve got an entire probe still running dedicated to the 2020 presidential contest, and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham does not appear able to escape it.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals paves the way for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to bring Graham in for questioning. She wants to ask the South Carolina Republican about phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the weeks after the election.

Graham insists that he’s done nothing wrong.

Raffensperger said Graham asked whether he had the power to reject certain absentee ballots, something Raffensperger took as a suggestion to toss out legally cast votes. Graham has dismissed that interpretation as “ridiculous.”

This isn’t yet the end of the line for Graham, who can still appeal this ruling and prolong his legal saga.