President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on Georgia’s Republican leaders after yet another state audit of the 2020 election failed to find any evidence of his mythical voter fraud claims.
Trump called on Gov. Brian Kemp, a longtime Republican ally, to resign for not backing the president’s baseless allegations of fraud after numerous audits and recounts showed that he lost the state.
“@BrianKempGA should resign from office,” Trump said on Twitter. “He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG!”
Trump lost the state by about 12,000 votes and there has been no evidence of any fraud that could have affected the outcome. Trump is the first Republican to lose the state since 1992.
Trump attacks secretary of state’s nonexistent brother:
Trump also criticized fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, and alleged he had a brother who works in China to back his fraud claims. Raffensperger does not have a brother.
“I love the Great State of Georgia, but the people who run it, from the Governor, @BrianKempGA, to the Secretary of State, are a complete disaster and don’t have a clue, or worse,” Trump wrote. “Nobody can be this stupid.”
“Now it turns out that Brad R’s brother works for China, and they definitely don’t want ‘Trump’. So disgusting!” he added.
Raffensperger has repeatedly refuted Trump’s false claims amid death threats from the president’s supporters. Raffensperger has argued that Trump cost himself the state by depressing his own voter turnout by attacking mail-in voting, which has repeatedly proven to be secure.
Signature audit finds no fraud:
Election investigators and law enforcement agents did not find a single fraudulent ballot in an audit of over 15,000 voter signatures, according to results released Tuesday.
The investigation found that 10 of the roughly 15,000 absentee ballots reviewed were accepted even though voter signatures did not match or were missing. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigators contacted the voters and confirmed they were legit.
“No fraudulent absentee ballots were identified during the audit,” the report said.
“The secretary of state’s office has always been focused on calling balls and strikes in elections, and in this case, three strikes against the voter claims and they’re out,” Raffensperger said. “This audit disproves the only credible allegations the Trump campaign had against the strength of Georgia’s signature match process.”