Scoop: Trump-backed Perdue says he wouldn’t have certified Georgia 2020 results

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Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue would not have signed the certification of the state’s 2020 election results if he had been governor at the time, the former Senate Republican told Nerdshala.

  • “Not with the information that was available at that time nor with the information that has come out now. He had plenty of time to investigate it. And I don’t sign it until those things are checked and that’s all we were asking for.”
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why it matters: Last year’s Georgia elections found no evidence of widespread fraud and the November results were counted three times, once by hand.

Running news: The former Georgia senator — who is now running with the support of former President Trump to oust Gov. Kemp in the GOP primary — told Nerdshala over the phone Wednesday afternoon in one of his first interviews since announcing his bid. talked to.


Flashback: When Governor Brian Kemp signed off on state election certification, he pointed out that State law told him to do so.

  • In an interview with Nerdshala, Perdue said that if he had been governor a year earlier, he would have also called a special session of the legislature.
  • Perdue said that the idea of ​​Sessions, which he said at the time called for Gov. was meant to be.”
  • Republican Secretary of State Brad Riffensperger at the time said That a particular session would have been equivalent to “eliminating the will of the people”.

Bottom-line: courageous soldier accepted He lost his Senate race to John Osoff last 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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