To the amazement of rank and file Republicans and conservatives across the country, Georgia’s executive branch elected officials – Republican, one and all, are stepping into the spotlight to run interference for those who have committed vote fraud and ballot tampering in that state.
Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (R), as joined the ranks of other high-ranking state Republican officials who are defending Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s refusal to delay the certification of the November 3, 2020, General Election results until all the questions regarding vote fraud and ballot tampering are thoroughly investigated and settled.
Duncan, appearing on the Leftist sympathetic CNN, insisted that not capitulating to the Democrat and Progressive calls for certification – regardless of outstanding litigation, would see the GOP risk “alienating voters.”
The Lt. Governor insisted that reports of vote fraud and ballot tampering are purely an act of disinformation and that the claims were tantamount to conspiracy theories.
Question: "Were there back room deals like the President is suggesting?"
GOP Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan: "No, certainly not. What is alarming is the amount of misinformation that continues to flow." pic.twitter.com/Y1RLPEvmQC
— The Hill (@thehill) December 1, 2020
Duncan became the most senior elected Republican in Georgia to defend Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Both have come under fire for their failure to aggressively investigate scores of reports of fraud at the polls.
President Trump blasted both Kemp and Raffensperger for denying his campaign’s request to investigate fraud charges and their refusal to forensically audit ballots cast in the November 3 contest.
“It troubles me that some folks are willing, just for the sole intent of flipping an election, of spreading misinformation,” Duncan said. His consternation was aimed at friends who sent him information about fraud committed in the election.
“I think we’re better than this,” Duncan said. “My hope is that we move past this here in Georgia and as a country.”
Duncan has continually echoed Raffensperger denial of fraud saying there is “no credible evidence of widespread fraud” in Georgia’s election.
Duncan’s denial comes as reports surface that over 17,000 absentee ballots were mailed out of state to people that should never have received them. This casts a pall over the Secretary of State’s voter role purge of ineligible voters, which is mandated by law.
Derek Somerville, a formally trained federal investigator, and former member of the US intelligence community found that over 17,000 ballots were forwarded out of state via a permanent United States Postal Service forwarding request authorization. This means that the voters were officially no longer residents of the State of Georgia but received absentee ballots anyway.