Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp rejects truth and turns his back on President Donald Trump as well as rampant voter fraud.
Governor Rejects Trump’s Pleas
Despite being one of the most prominent leaders in the contested battleground state, the governor said that law “prohibits” him from “interfering in elections.”
This comes after President Trump asked Kemp to “do something” to overrule state election officials, claiming he would find a “gold mine” of fraud.
Trump Fights Back
“You allowed your state to be scammed,” Trump tweeted to Kemp Tuesday. “We must check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots. Then call off election. It won’t be needed. We will all WIN!”
Do something @BrianKempGA. You allowed your state to be scammed. We must check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots. Then call off election. It won’t be needed. We will all WIN! https://t.co/UiJrlyBGiK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2020
“Why won’t Governor @BrianKempGA, the hapless Governor of Georgia, use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary of State, and do a match of signatures on envelopes,” Trump tweeted Monday. “It will be a ‘goldmine’ of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state.”
The president added that Kemp should “quickly check the number of envelopes versus the number of ballots.”
“You may just find that there are many more ballots than there are envelopes,” Trump continued. “So simple, and so easy to do. Georgia Republicans are angry, all Republicans are angry.”
He added: “Get it done!”
Bias Twitter Stiffles Truth
Of course, Twitter, the bias social media site, tagged both of President Trump’s tweets.
His tweets were flagged by Twitter with warnings stating: “This claim about election fraud is disputed,” and “Multiple sources called this election differently.”
If election fraud is being alleged it seems only fitting that a governor would want to at least look into the matter. However, Kemp is taking a different approach by burying his head in the sand.
A spokesman for Kemp, Cody Hall, issued a statement in response Tuesday morning, saying that “Georgia law prohibits the governor from interfering in elections.”
“The secretary of state, who is an elected constitutional officer, has oversight over elections that cannot be overridden by executive order,” Hall said in a statement. “As the governor has said repeatedly, he will continue to follow the law and encourage the secretary of state to take reasonable steps – including a sample audit of signatures – to restore trust and address serious issues that have been raised.”