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Who is Shawn Still?

Shawn Still is the former finance chair for the Georgia Republican Party and a current Georgia state senator. He was also a Georgia delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2020. He is one of 19 defendants indicted in the Fulton County grand jury investigation into the alleged 2020 scheme to overturn the presidential election results in the state. Shawn Still was one of the 16 fake presidential electors from Georgia during the 2020 election.


Shawn Still

Background

He is the current state senator for the 48th district of Georgia, which includes parts of Fulton, Gwinnett, and Forsyth counties. This seat was previously held by David Shafer, who is Still’s co-defendant in the Fulton case. Still’s involvement in the fake elector scheme occurred prior to him taking office in 2023. Still also owns a swimming pool construction business and a rafting company. 


Why Was Still Indicted?


Fake Elector Plot

As part of the scheme to overturn the election results, Still and 15 others signed a fake electoral college certificate purporting to award the state’s electoral college votes to Donald Trump, despite the fact that Joe Biden won the popular vote in Georgia. The goal of this effort was to send two slate of presidential electors–the true slate of electors for Biden and the false slate of electors for Trump–to Congress, in order to have that body or Vice President Pence ultimately proclaim Trump to be the winner of the state. 


Still is alleged to have participated in this effort with fellow co-defendant David Shafer, who led a secret meeting for the 16 fake electors in the Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta in December 2020. The fake electors signed their fraudulent electoral certifications for Trump in this meeting. Still was the secretary of the meeting and also acted as one of the fake electors. 


Still was indicted in Fulton County, GA in August 2023 on 7 charges. In total, 84 fake electors – including those in Georgia as well as the six other states where such electors organized – signed and submitted fake Electoral College certificates to the National Archives falsely declaring Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 Presidential election, even though Biden won in their states.


The charges Still is facing include: 

  • violating Georgia’s Racketeer and Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act,

  • impersonating a public officer,

  • two counts of forgery in the first degree,

  • two counts of making false statements and writings and

  • criminal attempt to file false documents, 


Still has alluded publicly to his role as a fake elector, even including his nomination to Trump’s electoral slate as “his proudest moment”. A three-person panel appointed by Governor Brian Kemp recommended that he will not be temporarily suspended from state office while the case is pending, and Still continues to hold office to this day. 


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