Georgia’s main elected state officers, who’re Republicans, reacted Tuesday to Monday’s late-night indictment of former President Donald Trump and 18 different legal professionals, aides, and supporters by reiterating that there was no voter fraud in 2020.
Gov. Brian Kemp (R) posted a tweet in response to a Fact Social publish by the previous president. Kemp didn’t object to the indictment — which critics have stated violates constitutional norms and criminalizes free speech — however to Trump’s 2020 claims.
The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen.
For practically three years now, anybody with proof of fraud has failed to come back ahead – beneath oath – and show something in a court docket of legislation. Our elections in Georgia are safe, accessible, and honest and can proceed to be so long as I… pic.twitter.com/jaru2iBDo7
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) August 15, 2023
Secretary of State Brad Raffesnperger, whose notorious telephone dialog with Trump (through which the previous president stated “I simply wish to discover” the votes to win, not “Discover me the votes”) helped set off the grand jury investigation, made an announcement: “Essentially the most primary ideas of a robust democracy are accountability and respect for the Structure and rule of legislation. You both have it, otherwise you don’t.”
Raffensperger didn’t make clear how, precisely, indicting a former president, and the main opposition candidate within the subsequent election, plus his attorneys, for contesting a vote meant upholding the rule of legislation or the Structure.
Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, who was as soon as thought of to be among the many targets of Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis, who introduced the indictment, was an exception. He tweeted in objection to the indictment, noting the rise of crime in Fulton County:
— Burt Jones (@burtjonesforga) August 15, 2023
Notably, Georgia has by no means indicted Democrat Stacey Abrams for years of claiming the 2018 gubernatorial race was stolen. Nor has it indicted Mark Zuckerberg and others who spent $51 million in personal cash to prove the vote in Democratic counties within the state.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Giant at Breitbart Information and the host of Breitbart Information Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He’s the writer of the brand new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He’s additionally the writer of the latest e-book, Neither Free nor Truthful: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He’s a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Observe him on Twitter at @joelpollak.