The group argued in a new court filing that they are each “inextricably intertwined” with Republican state Sen. Burt Jones, a fake elector who Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney recently ruled cannot be investigated by Willis after she hosted a fundraiser for Jones’ Democratic opponent.
Last month, Willis’ office revealed that all 16 fake Trump electors in Georgia who signed on to an “unofficial electorate certificate” that was ultimately sent to the National Archives in late 2020 are targets of an ongoing criminal investigation.
The fake GOP electors specifically requested that the court “reconsider its order limiting the scope of the DA and her office’s disqualification and instead order that the disqualification applies to the entire investigation and all subsequent proceedings,” according to a court filing from their attorneys.
“Indeed, because Senator Jones has been removed from this investigation, there is arguably an even greater likelihood that the officers of his campaign partners, his running mates, his financial supporters, and his key political allies could be treated even more harshly,” the court filing continued.
If the judge is unwilling to disqualify Willis from the entire investigation, the electors have asked him to limit Willis’ power to investigate them as he limited her powers to investigate Jones.
Counsel for Willis has said in previous court filings that her political support for Bailey’s campaign provides no basis for disqualification nor amounts to a conflict of interest in overseeing the grand jury.