GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue called on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, likewise a Republican, to resign over the state’s “many failures” throughout the 2020 election season.
Loeffler and Perdue issued a joint statement on Monday calling for Raffensperger’s resignation, including their figures to a thriving register of Republican and Democratic legislators shooting for the secretary of state.
“The management of Georgia referendums has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are scandalized, and rightly so. We have been clear from the beginning: every law referendum give should be counted. Any illegal poll was not able to. And there must be transparency and uniformity in the matter process. This isn’t hard-handed. This isn’t partisan. This is American, ” the senators said.
“While blame certainly lies elsewhere as well, the horse ultimately stops with the Secretary of State. The mismanagement and lack of clarity from the Secretary of State is unacceptable. Honest elections are paramount to the foundations of our democracy, ” the senators continued. “The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and translucent polls. He has miscarried the people of Georgia, and he should step down immediately.”
Raffensperger hit back at the senators, representing his record and accusing Loeffler and Perdue, who are both facing runoff polls since neither is likely to clear 50% of the vote, of playing politics.
“Let me start by saying that is not going to happen. The voters of Georgia hired me, and the voters will be the one to fire me, ” Raffensperger said in a statement. “I know feelings are running high. Politics are involved in everything right now. If I was Senator Perdue, I’d be chafed I was in a runoff. And both Senators and I are all unhappy with the potential outcome for our President .”
The secretary of state asserted that Georgia voters generally followed the existing legislation, and the elections vanished smoothly overall. Where there was still variances in the vote count or reports of fraud, Raffensperger’s office is investigating, he said.
“As a Republican, I am concerned about Republicans restraining the U.S. Senate. I recommend that Senators Loeffler and Perdue start focusing on that, ” the secretary of state said.
After the primary election, both of the GOP senators’ Democrat challengers announced on Raffensperger to resign his announce over accusations he mishandled the primary process. Raphael Warnock, who is running against Loeffler, and Jon Ossoff, who is running against Perdue, put out separate statements announcing on Raffensperger to resign in June.
Georgia is a battleground state that has yet to be called in the presidential race as remarkable ballots continue to be gathered and weighed nearly a week after referendum epoch. On Friday, Raffensperger confirmed that the regime would go to a recount because the election “remains too close to call.”
By Monday evening, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden led President Trump in the position by less than 12,000 votes, according to The New York Times.
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