Georgia Gov. Kemp slams Biden after ‘Jim Crow’ dig at state’s voting laws
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp fired back at President Biden for calling a new round of election reform laws passed by the state legislature as “Jim Crow in the 21st century,” saying the legislation actually expands voting.
“I can truthfully look in the camera and ask my African-American friends and other African-Americans in Georgia to simply find out what’s in the bill versus just this blank statement of this is Jim Crow or this is voter suppression, or this is racist, because it is not,” Kemp said during an interview Saturday on Fox News.
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Georgia Republicans Turn Trump’s Baseless Claims of Voter Fraud Into an Electoral Strategy
On Monday, Georgia’s incumbent senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, both Republicans, issued a joint statement calling on Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, who is also a Republican, to resign. “The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections,” Loeffler and Perdue insisted. They did not provide any evidence, nor did they question a specific result. Loeffler—who was appointed to the Senate late last year by Georgia’s governor, the Republican Brian Kemp, after the longtime senator Johnny Isakson retired—ran against twenty-one candidates in a special election this fall, and finished second, securing a spot in a January runoff, against the Democrat Raphael Warnock. Perdue, in his race, received about 1.5 per cent more of the vote than the Democrat Jon Ossoff, and about a third of a point less than the fifty per cent threshold required for victory by Georgia election law. (A libertarian, Shane Hazel, received about two per cent of the vote.) Perdue is headed to a runoff, too. Neither Perdue nor Loeffler is entitled to a recount; both candidates are already campaigning. Continue reading “Article: Georgia Republicans Turn Trump’s Baseless Claims of Voter Fraud Into an Electoral Strategy”
Georgia Runoff Election and the Debate Over Voter Fraud
“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so.” This scathing condemnation originates from a joint statement issued by Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, demanding that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger resign because he “has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections.” Control of the United States Senate hinges upon Georgia’s January runoff Senate election,
 and across the country, Republican politicians and activists are alleging past voter fraud in Georgia and sounding the alarm about potential upcoming voter fraud. Past voter fraud in Georgia has been dismissed by the courts, and Georgia’s official election results have been officially certified by its Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, and its Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger.
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Georgia’s Republican senators falsely claimed election fraud occurred just to stay in power
But there is no conservative argument for supporting mendacious claims of election fraud. It’s a betrayal of the principles of federalism.
We are a conservative and a centrist who — at various times in our careers — have served in significant federal government roles. From the time of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush through today, we have seen in action how the adherence to the principles of federalism and the separation of powers has served the people of the United States as our Constitution’s framers wisely intended.
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