August 17, 2023
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Action Georgia and partners sent a letter Thursday to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to begin a commission reviewing the eligibility of State Sen. Shawn Still. Still was one of 19 defendants named in this week’s indictment from a Georgia grand jury investigating the alleged effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.
In the letter, the voting rights groups asked Kemp and Carr to uphold their duty to establish a three-person commission to review Sen. Still’s eligibility to continue as a member of the Georgia Senate and consider a possible removal.
“We are calling on you to convene the review commission within 14 days of the indictment. The deadline for the establishment of this commission as outlined under the Georgia Constitution is August 28, 2023, unless an extension is granted,” the groups wrote. “You can reinforce public trust and ensure the continued progress of free and fair elections by demonstrating a commitment to addressing this issue through a fair and constitutional process. While we recognize the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the pending criminal charges are extremely serious. We firmly believe that it is in the best interest of the State of Georgia for Sen. Still to be removed from office.”
The full letter can be found here and was signed by the following groups:
- All Voting is Local Action
- Fair Fight Action
- Represent Georgia Action Network
- New Georgia Project Action Fund