Similarly, Dr. Richard McCormick, Republican candidate in Georgia’s 7th Congressional district, issued the following statement on the November 3, 2020 election:
“I remain concerned about irregularities with the vote count in Gwinnett. I believe the planned audit and anticipated recount of the Presidential results will fully investigate these concerns, though it may be unlikely to change the outcome of my race. Accordingly, my main purpose now is to appeal to Georgians to keep this state what it has been for decades – the premier place to live, start a business, and raise a family. Remember that people are leaving California and New York for a reason. Let’s fight to ensure David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are elected to guard against drifting toward those failed policies and to protect our state and nation as it recovers from a pandemic.”
Last week, Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and Speaker David Ralston issued the following joint statement regarding the 2020 general election.
“Free and fair elections are the foundation of our American government. Any allegations of intentional fraud or violations of election law must be taken seriously and investigated. We trust that our Secretary of State will ensure that the law is followed as written and that Georgia’s election result includes all legally-cast ballots — and only legally-cast ballots. We will continue to follow this situation to ensure a fair and transparent process.”
Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan backtracked and said there were no signs of fraud or violations of election law.
UPDATE at 4:30PM with statement from Raffensperger: