Georgia Politics Information & Senate Updates January 11th Dwell Weblog

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ATLANTA – Vice President Mike Pence officially announced on Tuesday that he would not call on Parliament to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to declare the President incapacitated.

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There is virtually no chance that impeachment would result in Trump stepping down from office. Even top House Democrats suggest that a trial against the Senate could be postponed months before Biden’s presidency.

The president was due to travel to Texas on Tuesday to highlight his border wall efforts, part of a defiant defense of his records in the final days of his administration. That itself comes when the FBI warned of possible ongoing protests across the country against the change in power.

Meanwhile, in Georgia, work continues to complete last week’s Senate runoff races, with counties slowly completing things and confirming the results. So far, just under half of the state’s 159 counties have confirmed the Senate’s findings, according to the Foreign Minister’s website. This number corresponded to the update from the previous evening at 7 p.m. The counties have until Friday to certify.

Once the counties have confirmed the results and the state confirms the overall results, elected Senators Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff can be sworn in.

11Alive was tracking updates they received on Tuesday. Please note that all times below are east.

12:10 pm | Some news from Savannah: A Chatham County electoral committee resigned after “bumping into an off-duty poller with her car,” according to the Associated Press.

A member of the Georgia Coast electoral board who was twice censored by other board members has resigned. Debbie Rauers, a member of the Chatham County’s Board of Elections, announced her resignation Thursday. She is accused of bumping into an off duty poller with her car at a polling station in Savannah last Tuesday. Chatham County Republican Party leader Don Hodges says Rauers has been planning to step down since December. The party is examining applications to replace Rauers on the board. According to a police report, a woman who matched Rauers’ description tried to park her car in a spot that another woman was saving for a food truck. The report said the driver “angrily jerked his car forward” and hit the other woman’s legs. The other woman wasn’t hurt.

11:45 | Bartow County does its own hand-checking of Senate votes. District officials don’t believe there is any reason to suspect fraud, but said they wanted to take the extra step to ensure the public’s trust. Read more about this here: Bartow County conducts its own hand test of Senate races

8:00 am | There is an early development this morning highlighting the ongoing aftermath of President Trump’s expanded campaign to reverse election results for 2020.

Atlanta attorney Lin Wood, who has become one of Trump’s most notorious supporters for setting up savage conspiracies and increasingly extreme charges against those he believes are insufficiently loyal to the president – including the suggestion that Vice President Pence should be executed -, was removed from a case in Delaware by a judge for his “poisonous stew of mendacity, domination and surprising incompetence,” reports Jan Wolfe of Reuters.