Trump, by some means nonetheless satisfied he may win Georgia, calls on his governor to name a particular session
President Donald Trump called out Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R), wondering aloud why Kemp has not called a special session to address his false claims about election fraud in the state.
A special session would be “So easy, why doesn’t he do it? “Trump wrote on Twitter. “It will give us the state. MUST ACT NOW! “
Georgia Governor @BrianKempGA has not yet called a special meeting. So easy to do, why doesn’t he? It will give us the state. MUST ACT NOW!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2020
This is not the first time Trump has made this request to Kemp. Told earlier this month Legislators said he won’t convene a special session to scrap the election results despite Trump insisting on appointing Republican voters who would back him despite losing the state.
Kemp firmly believed that Georgia’s choice was free and fair.
“Any attempt by lawmakers to retroactively change this process for the November 3rd elections would be unconstitutional and mandated by the courts immediately, resulting in a long litigation rather than a short-term resolution,” said Kemp and Lt. Geoff Duncan said in a statement asking him to convene a special meeting.
Trump has often claimed that Georgia’s recounting efforts were “wrong” and without evidence to back them up Officials of the state elections cannot verify the signatures on postal votes.
His claim is wrong. The Associated Press already ran one Fact check that showed: “There is nothing in the consent decree preventing Georgia election workers from verifying signatures. “
“The legal agreement signed in March addresses allegations of a lack of statewide standards for assessing signatures on postal voting envelopes,” the AP continues, noting Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, stated the review of signatures is both possible and required by the state.
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.