A defiant U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene easily defeated five fellow Republicans on Tuesday 24th May 2022 in the primary race of Georgia. Greene, became a celebrity of the Republican Party’s far-right fringe with her election two years ago as she embraced former President Donald Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election was stolen, and engaged in conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.
She will face the winner of a three-way Democratic primary in northwest Georgia’s 14th District, a seat drawn to give Republicans a huge advantage. Greene remained on the primary ballot Tuesday in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District after a failed effort to disqualify her by opposing voters. They even tried to disqualify her on the basis that she encouraged the 6th January 2021 U.S. Capitol attack. Georgia’s secretary of state and an administrative law judge dismissed the claims.
The incumbent held 70.4% of the vote when the race was called with 44% of precincts. With nearly half of the vote counted, Ms Greene had about 70% of the vote, compared with 15% for her closest challenger, Jennifer Strahan. A candidate needs a majority of the vote in the primary in order to avoid a runoff, a bar Ms Greene was on track to cross easily.
Greene proved popular enough that she raised more than $9 million for her reelection bid, placing her among the year’s top fundraisers in Congress, according to the Federal Election Commission. Greene spent more than $6.6 million before the primary. Strahan’s $391,000 in fundraising trailed far behind Greene but dwarfed that of other Republican contenders — retired physician Charles Lutin, engineer James Haygood, Marine Corps veteran Seth Synstelien and logistics executive Eric Cunningham.
The congresswoman’s main challenger, Jennifer Strahan, had accused the incumbent of caring about her own profile more than her constituents. “This is not the time for unserious politicians who just want to hear themselves talk,” Strahan said in one campaign ad, which didn’t mention Greene by name.
Even though Greene received so much hate and opposition from many people and was stripped of her committee assignments last year by House Democrats who accused her of spreading violent and hateful conspiracies she won the elections. In recent months, Greene also got banned from Twitter for spreading coronavirus misinformation.
About Majorie Taylor Greene
Marjorie Taylor Greene born on 27th May 1974 is an American politician, businesswoman, and far-right conspiracy theorist. Greene has served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 14th Congressional district since 2021. A member of the Republican party and a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, she was elected to Congress in 2020 after the retirement of Republican incumbent Tom Graves.
Before running for Congress, she advocated for executing prominent Democratic politicians. Greene has promoted far-right, white supremacist and antisemitic conspiracy theories including the white genocide conspiracy theory, QAnon, Pizzagate and even the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Greene previously has associated the Democratic party with the Nazis and compared the COVID-19 safety measures to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.
In January 2022, Greene’s personal Twitter account was permanently suspended for posting COVID -19 vaccine misinformation. Greene was one of the people who supported Trump’s claims of a stolen and rigged election. In 1996, Greene graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Greene began her career in 2002 when she took over the company her father founded. Greene also worked as a part-time coach at the Alpharetta CrossFit gym. She co-founded many gyms. Greene claimed to become politically inclined during the 2021 republican presidential primaries, and since then she has written many articles on a conspiracy news website about Law Enforcement in today’s time. Majorie Greene on Tuesday 24th May 2022, won the GOP Primaries held in Georgia for a second term.
The mechanism of primary elections explained
Primaries, also known as Primary elections, are where the voters show their preference for their favoured party and candidate to run in the forthcoming local or government elections. This election is the process in which the candidates are selected who will run for local office.
There are two types of primaries they are closed primary and open primary. Closed Primary is where only the internal members of the party or only party primaries can vote. An open primary is when all voters can cast their votes or express support for a particular party. Primary elections are typically held for offices that have a rigid term, such as a president, governor, senator of state or member of a legislature.
The origins of primary elections can be traced to the progressive movement in the United States, which aimed to take the power of candidate nomination from party leaders to the people.
Primary elections have been described as a vehicle for taking decision-making from political insiders to the voters. The candidate who moves from the primary to be successful in the general election takes public office. The earliest method for nominating candidates was the caucus which was adopted in colonial times for local offices and continued into the 19th century for state and national offices.
The movement spread so rapidly that by 1917 all but four states had adopted the direct primary for some or all statewide nominations. The primary election, in the United States, is an election to select candidates to run for public office. Primaries may be direct or indirect. A direct primary, which is now used in some form in all U.S. states, functions as a preliminary election whereby voters decide their party’s candidates. In an indirect primary, voters elect delegates who choose the party’s candidates at a nominating convention.