Georgia State Legislators Reportedly Fearful of Backlash and Destruction in Atlanta If They Vote for a Special Session

 

The Georgia legislature may not call a special session – but the decision wouldn’t be for a lack of doubt in election integrity.

In an interview with The Georgia Star News, State Representative Colton Moore (R-Trenton) shared that legislators are gun-shy about calling a special session to address the general and runoff elections.

“The attitudes that a lot of Republicans had was, ‘Let’s just say out of it and let the court decide.’ One legislator said [if they did call a session that] Atlanta will burn down a second time,” he said. “My personal theory is that the governor has prevented a special session because roughly half of the Republicans in the house don’t want to be responsible for that burden.”

Moore was one of the first representatives to petition Governor Brian Kemp to turn over the election results to the legislature. The letter cited that in over two weeks after the election, voters lost confidence progressively in the results.

“Since initiating an election audit, four counties have produced altered results with other Georgia counties now in question,” Moore said. “If Georgia’s Executive certifies the results of this election without considering these treasonous allegations, then all elections operated in this manner will forever be tainted. A decision shall be brought forward to the people under clarity and confidence not reasonable doubt and incompetent administration of new systems,” read the letter.

Moore’s petition argued that the U.S. Code empowers the state legislature to appoint electors if the state fails to choose electors by the legally-appointed date. Both Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the election results on November 20th.

After the presentation of the “suitcase ballots” video during the Georgia Senate emergency hearing last week, Moore stated that voters became more concerned about the integrity of the election results.

However, even with constituents petitioning their representatives to take action, Moore told The Star News that he wasn’t confident about the possibility of legislators coming together to call a special session.

“Now that there’s been a public push, a lot of those legislators changed their minds quite quickly,” the elected official said. “All of the phone calls started coming in from their constituents. Unfortunately, that video came out so late, I’m not sure if there’s enough time.”

On Tuesday, four Republican state senators drafted a petition to force a special session. They will need at least 29 signatures.

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Corinne Murdock is a reporter at The Georgia Star News and the Star News Network. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to corinnejournalist@gmail.com.
Photo “Colton Moore” by Colton Moore. CC BY 4.0.
Background Photo “Georgia Capitol” by DXR. CC BY-SA 4.0.

 

 

 

 

 

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  7. John Walters

    DO yOUR DOD gammed jobs. Stop worrying about backlash. The national guard can take care of potential destruction. If Paul Revere and the Minutemen felt or did the same, we would be calling Trump King, we would all be subjects, and you wouldnt be elected. Why are all of you worried about Atlanta….LET THE REPRESENTATIVES OF ATLANTA TAKE OF THEIR OWN, AND THE OTHER COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES TAKE CARE OF THEIR COUNTIES….By not acting, you are showing to the whole world, what many think of Georgians, that we are DUMB BIBLE THUMPING, GUN TOTING, BACKWOODS REDNECKS….Well, I am not, and I wont let you let the rest of the world think that. AT MINIMUM I WILL MAKE SURE THE KNOW THAT YOU ARE…And I will work as hard as I can for your challengers, next you are up for election…THAT SOMETHING YOU CAN TAKE TO THE BANK….NOW, GET OUT THERE AND DO YOUR DOD GAMMED JOBS….THATS WHAT YOU ARE PAID FOR…OR GIVE YOU MONEY BACK…

  8. dan

    Some Georgia reps are smart enough to realize just the opposite outcome related to fires. Its WE THE PEOPLE. If all these blatant fraud affidavits arent acted upon immediately then WE THE PEOPLE will take back our state government.
    When government officials purposely lobby those reps who have courtage to represent WE THE PEOPLE, then even idiots can see complicity. Use the excuse about fire but we arent fools. So by not acting on allowing for a fair Presidential election, you are causing WE THE PEOPLE to react.

    1. Shirley Palmer

      Vote for a special session. At times, the hardest thing to do is not the easiest. 🙏🙏🙏 Living in truth is the best action.

    2. ErrantBelle

      EXACTLY
      The bigger backlash will come if they do nothing about the fraud.

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