David Perdue continues 2020 election, further embracing refuted fraud claims
The lawsuit alleges that thousands of counterfeit or fraudulent ballots were counted in Fulton County, the most populous county in the state – although investigators in Georgia have previously said they found no evidence to substantiate this claim.
Former President Donald Trump – who has relentlessly made allegations of baseless fraud in Georgia – endorsed Perdue’s candidacy.
Fulton County President Robb Pitts called the trial a “desperate attempt to appeal to believers in the big lie.”
“The 2020 election is over – the votes have been counted three times, including one by hand, and no evidence of wrongdoing has ever been found,” Pitts said in a statement. “It is clear that the former senator is only doing this to play dirty politics and try to get out of a difficult primary.”
Perdue and her fellow petitioner, Fulton County Voter Elizabeth Grace Lennon, seek to inspect paper ballots, envelopes and other election materials.
The lawsuit does not challenge the election results, but says it is an “action to bring transparency, fairness, honesty and quality to the elections in Georgia and to hold government officials who violate protection accountable. equal and due process rights of petitioners “.
His decision came a day after the Georgia Secretary of State’s office filed a brief in the case stating that “the secretary’s investigators were unable to corroborate allegations that fraudulent ballots or counterfeits were counted in the 2020 Fulton County general election. “
The new trial says Perdue has standing because he was on the ballot last November. He failed to win a majority of votes in that election, forcing him to a runoff – which he lost to Democrat Jon Ossoff in January.
“David Perdue wants to use his position and legal status to shed light on what he knows to be serious violations of Georgian law in the mail ballot in Fulton,” his lawyer Bob Cheeley said in a statement.
“We are asking a judge to review the evidence after our forensic examination of the mail ballots is completed and to hold accountable those who engaged in this reprehensible conduct.”