Judge Scott McAfee and DA Fani Willis Win Their Primaries

(NewsReady.com) – Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis rose to national prominence when she filed charges against former President Donald Trump in Georgia. The prosecutor accused the 45th POTUS of interfering in the 2020 election. Willis and the judge on the case are up for reelection, and both survived their respective primaries.

On May 21, Willis defeated her Democratic opponent, Christian Wise Smith, in the state primary. She is vying for another four-year term as the top prosecutor in Fulton County, which includes Atlanta. Now she will face off against Republican candidate Courtney Kramer in November. Kramer served as a White House intern during Trump’s administration.

Willis celebrated her win at a party in Atlanta. She spoke to the crowd and told voters not to get complacent. “The campaign does not end tonight. It begins tonight,” she said. The prosecutor called her opponent “unqualified” to serve as the DA. She pointed out that the Republican has never tried a criminal case.

Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee also won his race, beating Robert Patillo. He won’t have to fight for his seat in another election in November. McAfee, who was originally appointed by Governor Brian Kemp (R), will serve four more years on the bench.

Had McAfee or Willis lost their races, it could have postponed or delayed the trial against Trump. Willis is still at risk; the former president and other defendants are trying to have her thrown out of the case. Willis had an affair with one of the special prosecutors in the case, Nathan Wade. McAfee allowed her to continue to prosecute the defendants if she fired Wade from the case. He ended up resigning first.

An appeals court hasn’t set a hearing date yet to hear arguments as to whether to remove Willis from the case. It’s not expected for months.

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