President Donald Trump on Friday said that amendments made by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to loosen the state’s absentee ballot signature verification laws is unconstitutional, making November’s election in the state as well as the Senate runoff races ”illegal and invalid.”
In a series of three posts on Twitter, Trump issued his statements, referring to the consent decree that Raffensperger decided in March with the Georgia Democratic Party to settle a mail-in ballot lawsuit.
”Before even discussing the massive corruption which took place in the 2020 Election, which gives us far more votes than is necessary to win all of the Swing States (only need three), it must be noted that the State Legislatures were not in any way responsible for the massive changes made to the voting process, rules and regulations, many made hastily before the election, and therefore the whole State Election is not legal or Constitutional,” Trump wrote.
”Additionally, the Georgia Consent Decree is Unconstitutional & the State 2020 Presidential Election is therefore both illegal and invalid, and that would include the two current Senatorial Elections. In Wisconsin, Voters not asking for applications invalidates the Election. All of this without even discussing the millions of fraudulent votes that were cast or altered!”
The assertion is close to one made in November by renowned Georgia attorney Lin Wood, who sued in federal court arguing that only the state legislature has the power to amend electoral law, not Raffensperger.
In the runoff elections on Tuesday, Republican incumbents Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face off against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to challenge the state’s two Senate seats. While in his race against Ossoff, Perdue earned a few thousand shy votes out of more than half the votes, no candidate achieved the requisite more than 50 percent in either election in November.
Gabriel Sterling, the Georgia secretary of state voting systems implementation manager, responded by saying Trump’s understanding of the consent decree was “flat out, 100 percent, four square wrong,” reports the Washington Examiner.
President Trump will hold a rally on Jan. 4, in Dalton, Georgia, the day before the runoff election.
Trump: ‘Massive amounts of evidence will be presented’ on Jan. 6
President Donald Trump announced that evidence of alleged election fraud will be presented on Jan. 6 during the Joint Session of Congress.
Trump’s adviser, Jason Miller, told Newsmax earlier in the week that the team is aiming to present more evidence.
“We will have a chance in front of the American people, next week to present these cases, all these evidences of fraud,” Miller said, pointing to a lawsuit filed by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) against Vice President Mike Pence earlier this week to prevent him from confirming Joe Biden’s electoral victory. Pence’s lawyers with the Department of Justice later said Pence isn’t the person who should face a lawsuit, arguing that Gohmert should have sued Congress.
Miller pointed to law changes regarding mail-in ballots in Wisconsin and other states, “suitcases of ballots” in Georgia being wheeled out late at night on Nov. 3 in Atlanta’s State Farm Center, and officials in Michigan and Arizona allegedly blocking them from inspecting voting systems. State election officials in those states have denied claims from the Trump team and third-parties about voter fraud and irregularities.
“These are the specific types of evidence we want to present to the American people on the national stage and not allow local politicians to sweep it under the rug,” Miller said on the program.