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Georgia state senators who backed attempts to overturn presidential election stripped of committee assignments

Three Republican Georgia state senators who supported President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results were demoted Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Two days into the state legislature's winter session, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) took action against state Sens. Brandon Beach of Alpharetta, Matt Brass of Newnan and Burt Jones of Jackson.

The demotions mean that Beach will no longer chair the state's Transportation Committee, and Jones will be replaced as chair on the Insurance and Labor Committee. Brass will now oversee a banking committee — a lesser position than he previously held, according to Journal-Constitution.

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While the demotions were somewhat expected, not all members of the assembly who supported the president's efforts faced penalties, the Journal-Constitution wrote.

The changes come as Georgia has experienced significant recent political upheaval.

Georgia became a major target of election fraud claims after the traditionally red state voted in favor of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Facebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP MORE in November, with President Trump reportedly calling a Georgia elections investigator in December to request that he "find the fraud."

No fraud was found in Georgia's presidential race or Senate runoff races by state election officials, which resulted in victories for both Democrats who ran, Sen.-elect Jon OssoffJon OssoffGeorgia state senators who backed attempts to overturn presidential election stripped of committee assignments Rubio invokes unity in request for Biden to call for individual K checks McConnell has said he thinks Trump committed impeachable offenses: report MORE and Sen.-elect Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockProud Boys member arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Warnock Georgia state senators who backed attempts to overturn presidential election stripped of committee assignments Georgia House to consider replacing Confederate statue with statue of John Lewis MORE.

Biden's, Ossoff's and Warnock's wins turned Georgia blue for the first time since 1992 and gave Democrats majority in the Senate.

A recent Hill-HarrisX poll found that 56 percent of Georgia voters are happy with the way the state's election panned out.

-- Updated 10:35 p.m.