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Lindsey Graham Loses Bid to Delay Testifying in Election Probe

Aug. 19, 2022, 6:24 PM

US Senator Lindsey Graham can’t delay testifying to a Georgia grand jury investigating efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election, a judge ruled.

US District Judge Leigh Martin Mayon Friday denied Graham’s emergency motion to put her decision earlier this week ordering him to appear before the grand jury on hold while he appeals.

The judge said a stay wasn’t justified because Graham isn’t likely to succeed in the case, and that delaying the grand jury doesn’t serve the public interest.

“In this context, the public interest is well-served when a lawful investigation aimed ...