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A top Republican state official in Georgia is directly contradicting Donald Trump’s false and baseless charges that the recent elections in the Peach State were corrupt and rigged.
Georgia Gov Brian Kemp (R) has resisted Trump’s direct entreaties to overturn the results of the presidential election in the state–which went for President-elect Biden–in the face of intense criticism.
Trump has been seeking to overturn Biden’s victory in the election by relentlessly claiming massive election fraud that even Trump’s own attorney general has said isn’t there.
Biden became the first Democrat to win Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992. He had help this year in the form of Stacey Abrams, the Democrats’ candidate for governor two years ago who has put her efforts since in boosting the turnout of voters for the party.
Although few current GOP officeholders nationwide have been willing to contradict Trump, Kemp’s lieutenant governor defended Georgia’s election.
“I’m proud to have worked hard with the [state] attorney general, Chris Carr, with our secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger and his entire team and put on what is a fair and legal election here in Georgia,” Lt Gov Geoff Duncan said. “We continue to chase down all the little one-off leads that we’ve got. I know the secretary of state, the [Georgia Bureau of Investigation] are working on one-off issues, like we would probably see in any other election. But I believe the election was fair and legal. It certainly was close.
“The person I voted for didn’t win, but that doesn’t change my job description and we’re going to keep working hard,” he added.
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