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Loeffler & Perdue Laud Lawsuit Against Georgia by Texas Attorney General

The lawsuit claims the four states named did not do enough to protect the election process from falling victim to absentee ballot fraud, diminishing “the weight of votes cast in states that lawfully abide by the election structure set forth in the constitution.”

Hours after several Georgia state senators praised the move, U.S. Senators from Georgia applauded the lawsuit filed against the state of Georgia by Texas.

Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler issued a joint statement as news of the suit against four states in an attempt to reverse Biden’s victory. In addition to Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin are named in the suit. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton filed the suit with the United States Supreme Court, a litigation avenue permitted when a state is suing another state.  Specifically, the lawsuit claims the four states named did not do enough to protect the election process from falling victim to absentee ballot fraud, diminishing “the weight of votes cast in states that lawfully abide by the election structure set forth in the constitution.” State election officials in each of the four states have said that no issues of widespread voter fraud were uncovered during their investigations and audits.

The joint statement was released as follows:
“We fully support President Trump’s legal recourses and Attorney General Paxton’s lawsuit. The President has every right to use every legal recourse available to guarantee these simple principles: every lawful vote cast should be counted, any illegal vote submitted cannot be counted, and there must be full transparency and uniformity in the counting process. This isn’t hard and it isn’t partisan. It’s American. No one should ever have to question the integrity of our elections system and the credibility of its outcomes.”

Sen. Greg Dolezal (R – Cumming), Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick), Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta), Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson), Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga), Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla), Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia), Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone),  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford), Sen. Carden Summers (R –  Cordele), Sen. Bruce Thompson (R – White), Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), Sen. Billy Hickman (R –Statesboro), Sen. Elect Jason Anavitarte (R – Dallas), Sen. Elect Sheila McNeill (R – Brunswick), Sen. Elect Russ Goodman (R – Valdosta) released the following statement:

“We applaud the State of Texas for recognizing that the failure of the State of Georgia to follow its own election laws has violated the Equal Protection Act of the U.S. Constitution. This systemic failure to follow the law has allowed misconduct, fraud, and irregularities throughout the voting process of this state. These failures and other fraudulent activities were brought to light at the hearing held in the Georgia State Senate Judiciary Subcommittee last week. We urge the U.S. Supreme Court to accept this very important case submitted last night by the State of Texas.

Our U.S. Constitution requires us to defend our democratic Republic against all its foes. Article IV, Section 4, of the U.S Constitution guarantees to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government. A Republican Form of Government means a government in which the supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote, and not just vote, but vote knowing that their vote authentically counts so that they can entrust their will to elected officials who will faithfully govern according to law. We are the trustees of the people, and we must secure their vote against all those, both foreign and domestic, who would defraud them of their collective decision at the ballot box.”

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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    George Wilson

    December 9, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Conduct of two Senate candidates show their unfitness for office
    “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”—Dante Alighieri.
    Well, the ballots have been cast and tabulated in this presidential election. They have found errors, but no fraud, and nothing that comes close to changing the results: Democratic candidate Joe Biden was the winner of the state’s 16 electoral votes.
    That makes all the more unforgivable the conduct of Georgia’s two Republican senators in making reckless charges about the integrity of the vote. Their attempt to undermine the election by asking Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to resign.
    Also, President Trump’s dishonest and anti-democratic machinations should not be forgotten by Georgia voters when they go to the polls in January, or sooner if voting early, for two critical U.S. Senate runoff elections.
    Furthermore, if the Democrats win both, they will narrowly control the Senate, and Joe Biden will be able to pursue ambitious legislation on many fronts, from COVID-19, to climate change, and job creation, on taxes, and many more fronts. If Republicans win either Georgia seat, they will retain Senate control with Mitch McConnell in charge, and Biden will need at least one Republican vote to pass any bill.
    Republicans were almost uniformly unwilling to work with Presidents Bill Clinton or Barack Obama on major legislation, dealing with taxes, the climate, health care, economic stimulus, etc. Obama offered various compromises — like market-based systems to expand health insurance or combat climate change — and still could not win Republican votes.
    Maybe Biden will somehow prove more adept at finding Republican votes than Obama or Clinton. More likely, though, the elections in Georgia will shape Washington for at least the next two years.
    Finally, some of the most important legislation in this country’s history, including Social Security and early civil rights legislation, emerged when one party controlled both Congress and the White House.
    Georgia voters have an opportunity to enable another period of tangible progress. The alternative is to reward two politicians conspiring to groundlessly undermine faith in American democracy.

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    JimBob

    December 9, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Georgia is back to the old “County Unit” days when fear of the “colored vote” and those “lyin’ Atlanta newspapers” were threats to the very fabric of American life.

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    Arlen Thomas

    December 9, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Apparently they don’t realize or don’t care it’s costing Georgia Taxe payers more money to defend the lawsuit . However, they are rich they could care less about the poor or working class.

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