Will Perdue Condemn Trump’s Reckless Efforts to Undermine Georgia’s Election?

January 3, 2021

Last month, Perdue’s campaign refused to apologize after threats were made against election workers

ATLANTA — Today, after disturbing audio surfaced of President Trump urging Georgia’s Secretary of State to reverse his defeat, Georgia voters and press are waiting to see if David Perdue will condemn Trump’s potentially illegal effort to subvert the results of the election.

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 has faced heavy criticism for following Trump’s lead and taking the “extraordinary step” of calling for the resignation of fellow Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger despite “no evidence of large-scale voter fraud.”

“While President Trump is attempting to subvert the will of Georgia voters, Senator Perdue is sitting idly by, refusing to condemn this blatant threat to our democracy,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Perdue needs to demand Trump put an end to his attempts to undermine the election and stop fueling baseless allegations.”

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