Perdue Defends Trump’s Apparent Attempt to Illegally Tamper with Georgia’s Election, Peddles Reckless Conspiracy Theories

January 4, 2021

Perdue has been under fire for taking the “extraordinary step” of calling for Raffensperger’s resignation despite “no evidence of large-scale voter fraud”

ATLANTA — In a Fox News interview, former Senator David Perdue defended President Trump’s efforts to undermine democracy and reverse his defeat in Georgia during an extraordinary and disturbing phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state. Perdue continued to fuel baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud by falsely insisting there were “irregularities” in November’s Election.

Perdue took no issue with a sitting president privately pressuring state officials to “find” votes for Trump that do not exist and said he found it “disgusting” that a fellow Republican would try to catch Trump’s subversion of the election results on tape.

Last month, a top Republican state election official slammed Perdue for being “complicit” in harassment and threats against election workers after Perdue failed to condemn baseless claims regarding Georgia’s election results. Georgia’s voting systems manager called on Perdue to condemn the dangerous behavior that has led to death threats, saying “that shouldn’t be too much to ask.” Perdue’s spokesperson responded by refusing to apologize. 

“Perdue’s enabling of Trump’s reckless conspiracy theories and dangerous attempts to reverse his own defeat is pure corruption and a historic level of dishonesty,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgia voters are done with Perdue’s dangerous agenda to subvert November’s election and are ready to deliver him the same defeat they dealt Trump on Tuesday.”

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