Filed under: 2020 Runoffs

Pro-Trump PAC scores legal victory for Georgia Republicans


The memo:

  • The Committee to Defend the President scored the first major legal victory for Republicans in Georgia's ongoing runoff contests.
  • A ruling out of Cobb County should go a long way in ensuring ballot counting occurs with 'accuracy, fairness, and transparency.'

The Committee to Defend the President — one of America’s largest super PACs supportive of President Donald J. Trump — on Wednesday announced the first major legal victory for Republicans in their effort to ensure “accuracy, fairness, and transparency” in Georgia’s ongoing runoff contests.

Judge George Kreeger of the Cobb County Superior Court issued a consent agreement and order ruling that the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration elections director Janine Eveler must allow Republican monitors to oversee the ballot counting process consistent with state law and administrative directives.

Georgia elector Jason Shepherd and the Cobb County Republican Party had joined the Committee in filing a complaint accusing Eveler of enforcing different rules with regards to allowing or restricting certain monitors.

She allegedly picked ballot monitors overnight and posted her selections early the next morning, while also choosing only two people to monitor a 25,000-square-foot facility with three separate rooms.

Based on Kreeger’s ruling, Eveler is now forced to interpret election laws as they were originally written, allowing GOP monitors to oversee ballot counting without the constraints of recent weeks.

According to a release from the Committee, Wednesday’s ruling ensures that Eveler cannot abuse her power to undermine the candidacies of U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA).

“We applaud Judge Kreeger and the Superior Court of Cobb County for helping us bring accuracy, fairness, and transparency to Georgia,” stated Committee chairman Ted Harvey. “Because of this ruling, the county’s ballot observation process will no longer stink of secrecy and corruption. However, the fight goes on: The Committee won’t rest until we hold each of these arrogant, abusive, and partisan election officials accountable and get to the bottom of unprecedented voting irregularities in the Peach State.”

This comes as the Committee is investing $100,000 to observe Georgia’s run-off elections, hiring and deploying trained personnel on the ground, standing ready to file court documents, and fighting potential voter fraud through legal proceedings. The Committee has been especially active in Cobb County, searching for irregularities in the ballot counting process.

Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at