Perdue’s campaign is rooted in falsehoods

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Former Sen. David Perdue is running for Georgia’s 2022 Republican gubernatorial nomination with a campaign that has — so far — been rooted in a string of lies.

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why it matters: Jonathan Swann of Nerdshala have pointed, it follows a national trend of Trump-backed Republicans challenging those who did not go along with reversing the 2020 election. “What I’m trying to do is pull our party back together,” Perdue says.

  • There is no evidence that there was widespread fraud in Georgia’s elections last year, and November’s results were counted three times – once by hand.

Running news: Perdue is running against a former aide and fellow Republican, Gov. Brian Kemp.

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The former senator told Nerdshala on Wednesday that if he were governor in 2020, he would not certify the results of the state’s presidential election “with the information available at the time.”

  • Georgia Law does not confer on the Governor or the Secretary of State the ability to No Verify the election.
  • Any challenge to the integrity of the election must go through the courts.
  • All legal challenges for the 2020 election in Georgia have failed.

go in: Perdu’s . another of central argument Is that Kemp a “cave” to past – and present – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

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That one 2020. refers to the settlement agreement Between several Democratic groups and the Georgia Secretary of State regarding absentee ballot protocol.

  • Perdue told Nerdshala that the agreement “allowed direct contributions to go to election boards” and allowed mobile voting buses, both which are not true. The agreement did not change any electoral law.
  • Fulton County made its decision To allow mobile voting during the pandemic. some county election offices dependent on grant To help cover election-administration costs unrelated to the agreement.
  • Perdue told Nerdshala that they would have “raised the hell out” of the agreement, which was signed by the state’s attorney general. Neither Abrams nor Kemp were parties to it.

more information: In addition, Perdue said it would have called for a special legislative session last year to “investigate” the fraud claims.

  • Perdue said they asked Kemp to convene a session in 2020, not to change the November result, but “to protect and correct what was wrong with the January election.”
  • Former US Attorney General William Barr investigated and no evidence found In the case of widespread fraud in 2020.

he said she Said: Cody Hall, Kemp’s Director of Campaign Communications fired back,

  • He said that Perdue “never” asked for a special session. “In fact, his campaign – and Perdue itself – asked not to convene a special session there.”
  • “At the time, they knew that a special session could not overturn the 2020 general election, and that changes to election rules for an already ongoing election are not permitted under state law or court precedent,” Hall said. said.

Bottom-line: courageous soldier admitted defeat in his Senate race To John Osoff in January.

  • “I never asked for vicissitudes,” he said.
  • “What I have asked is to clear this up, to ensure that our elections are fair and to rebuild people’s confidence.”

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