Gov. Brian Kemp Silent on Whether He Might Use Powers to Move Date of Georgia U.S. Senate Races to February

 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp would not say Tuesday whether he would use his authority to change the date of the state’s two U.S. Senate elections from January 5 to February 1 of next year.

Moving back the date might give members of the Georgia General Assembly additional time to coordinate and develop ways to prevent potential election fraud.

Members of Kemp’s staff did not return The Georgia Star News’ repeated requests on the matter Monday and Tuesday.

Staff for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) did not return our request for comment Tuesday, and neither did staff for Georgia Lieutenant Gov. Geoff Duncan.

State Sen. Bill Ligon (R-White Oak) said on Monday’s edition of The John Fredericks Show that he and other members of the Georgia General Assembly want to move the date of the U.S. Senate election from January 5 to February 1.

“The legislature would have convened by then, and that would be a way for us to come in and correct the issues we have seen with, for example, the [absentee ballot] dropboxes and the verifications on the signatures on the absentee ballots,” Ligon said on Fredericks’ radio show.

“That would be one reason to do that. It would be available under the powers that the governor has under the COVID pandemic.”

Ligon on Tuesday did not return The Star News’ request for additional comment.

On Monday’s radio show, Fredericks, quoting Ligon, said that, per the evidence, underage individuals and convicted felons in Georgia registered and voted in the November 2020 presidential election — acts that violated state law.

“People voted who were not listed in the state’s records as having been registered to vote, which means that’s illegal. Voters who moved to a different county more than 30 days prior to the election and  failed to re-register were allowed to cast votes, [and] that’s illegal, according to Georgia law,” Fredericks said.

“Voters registered using bogus addresses such as UPS post office boxes and other stores. Yet their votes counted. That’s illegal, according to Georgia law. Ballots of individuals who were deceased prior to election day counted. That’s illegal. Over and over again ballots were counted outside the view of poll watchers or designated monitors defying the law. Even the law itself was modified, you say, in an unconstitutional agreement that weakened the signature verifications. That was the consent decree signed by [Georgia Secretary of State] Brad Raffensperger with Stacey Abrams and the Democratic Party of Georgia.”

As reported, U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are on the January 5 ballot for the U.S. Senate against two Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to chrisbutlerjournalist@gmail.com.
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