“George Secretary of State,” is the addressee of the letter written by a coalition of incumbent and newly-elected congressional Republicans from Georgia.
The letter, intended for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger alleges a lack of transparency in ballot counting and reporting.
They’re calling for a review of “irregularities that cloud the state’s election.” The letter aligns with President Trump’s baseless claims that widespread voter fraud has produced an inaccurate election result.
The letter does not address the overwhelming win Republican candidates had in the state on Election Day, only that three GOP candidates who did not win are the victims of potential voter fraud.
The letter, posted to social media Tuesday (November 10), received quite a few laughs and ended up trending on Twitter.
Aside from the social media attention, Georgia election officials announced the state will recount votes by hand in order to determine who won the state’s 16 electoral votes.
Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler both called for Trump-endorsed Secretary Raffensperger to step down, accusing the Secretary’s office of mishandling the election, citing false fraud allegations.
Secretary Raffensperger tweeted that his stepping down is “not going to happen. The voters of Georgia hired me, and the voters will be the one to fire me.”
He also fired back at their claims of transparency, saying that Georgia’s elections have been “transparent” and “orderly.”
Both Perdue and Loeffler are headed to a runoff election after failing to get the required 50% of the vote on Election Day.
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