Top Georgia Republicans Resist Trump’s Calls to Overturn State’s Election Results
Several of Georgia’s top Republicans appeared on Sunday’s news shows to resist calls by President Trump to have their state’s election results overturned.
Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voting system implementation manager, responded to Trump’s comments in Georgia on Saturday.
“The president’s statements are false, they are disinformation, they are stoking anger and fear among his supporters,” he said on Meet the Press. “And hell, I voted for him.”
“This undermines democracy. We have got to get to a point where responsible people act responsibly.” pic.twitter.com/Gbw7AtcPWC
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 6, 2020
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on ABC’s This Week that “we don’t see anything that would overturn the will of the people.”
Georgia Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger tells @GStephanopoulos that although as a conservative Republican he is “disappointed” President Trump lost Georgia, the people “have spoken” and “we don’t see anything that would overturn the will of the people.” https://t.co/jPVBc3tTOH pic.twitter.com/2kVO9wUBmG
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 6, 2020
Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, meanwhile, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the election “fair,” adding conclusively that Trump “did not win the state of Georgia.”
After Trump pressured Georgia’s governor to help overturn Biden’s win in the state, Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says the President “did not win the state of Georgia”: “As the lieutenant governor and a Georgian, I’m proud that we can see that this election was fair” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/kxqFtRRGp2
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 6, 2020
Trump appeared in Georgia this weekend to hold a rally for two Republican Senate candidates whose races will decide the balance of power in the upper chamber of Congress.