Georgia Authorities Refuse to Call Special Session on Voter Fraud, Rebuking POTUS
Officials in the Peach State say that the law is very clear on this.
President Trump has been trying for weeks now to pressure lawmakers in the Peach State to use unprecedented political maneuvering to help him remain in office for four more years, but to no avail.
Trump has largely pressured Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on the issue, not-so-subtly reminding him that he was the recipient of a fairly major presidential endorsement just two years ago.
Kemp has abstained, however, and has largely rebuked President Trump’s calls to action. That tradition is continuing again this week.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, both Republicans, released a statement on Sunday that said they will not call the General Assembly back into session to address concerns of election integrity in the presidential election.
“While we understand four members of the Georgia Senate are requesting the convening of a special session of the General Assembly, doing this in order to select a separate slate of presidential electors is not an option that is allowed under state or federal law,” the statement said.
“State law is clear: the legislature could only direct an alternative method for choosing presidential electors if the election was not able to be held on the date set by federal law,” the statement said. “In the 1960s, the General Assembly decided that Georgia’s presidential electors will be determined by the winner of the state’s popular vote.”
President Trump has routinely suggested that the election was “rigged”, but his claims have been met with skepticism by nearly every judge or jurist that they’ve gone before.
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