SC Supreme Court orders Mark Meadows to testify in Georgia election probe

Georgia was one of the main states to which Trump pointed in making his case that mass election fraud handed the 2020 presidential contest to Joe Biden.

Updated: November 29, 2022 - 5:06pm

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The South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to testify in an investigation exploring former President Donald Trump's efforts to challenge and possibly overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is currently conducting a grand jury investigation into the matter and has previously sought testimony from other top Republicans, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Meadows had asked the court to intervene after a lower court ordered his testimony, though the court opted against doing so.

"We have reviewed the arguments raised by Appellant and find them to be manifestly without merit," they wrote, per Politico.

The decision follows an unsuccessful appeal Graham made to a federal appeals court, which resulted in him testifying last week.

Georgia was one of the main states to which Trump pointed in making his case that mass election fraud handed the 2020 presidential contest to Joe Biden. The state narrowly broke for the Democrat, and the protracted counting process due to the unusually high volume of mail-in votes fueled that narrative.