Seven Republican senators and 138 House members ...  overtly tried to claim principle while covertly taking sledgehammers to democracy's pillars. Some pointed to the doubt existing among the public. — Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, a Republican
Seven Republican senators and 138 House members ... overtly tried to claim principle while covertly taking sledgehammers to democracy's pillars. Some pointed to the doubt existing among the public. — Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, a Republican
Georgia GOP Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says he's 'still furious' that local pro-Trump lawmakers sought 'to invalidate their own constituents' votes'
  • GOP Lt. Gov. Duncan remains incensed by efforts to overturn the presidential election results, per a new book.
  • Duncan has been highly critical of former President Trump's debunked election fraud claims.
  • The lieutenant governor is focusing on a "GOP 2.0" movement to make the party more inclusive.
Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan of Georgia, who backed the validity of the 2020 presidential election when many members of his party were pushing unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, said that he was "still angry" over attempts by GOP lawmakers to "invalidate their own constituents' votes."

Duncan, who was seen as a rising star in state politics when he was first elected in 2018 alongside Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, has been a staunch opponent of former President Donald Trump's crusade against the Georgia election results, which saw the incumbent narrowly lose the state to now-President Joe Biden last fall.

... The lieutenant governor said that elections fall squarely under the powers granted by the amendment and chafed at the fact that Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with the backing of Trump, 17 GOP attorneys general, and over 100 GOP members of Congress, sued Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin over their election laws.

Duncan was highly critical of how Perdue and Loeffler, along with seven GOP members of Congress from Georgia and 28 GOP state lawmakers, supported the lawsuits.

... After the US Supreme Court declined to hear the case, Duncan said he believed that the fight against Biden's victory and states' rights was over, but was mistaken.

"Seven Republican senators and 138 House members continued fanning the flames of misinformation and assaulting the principle of states' rights by objecting to the Electoral College count on January 6, 2021," he wrote. "They overtly tried to claim principle while covertly taking sledgehammers to democracy's pillars. Some pointed to the doubt existing among the public."

He emphasized: "Hearing that, I almost shouted into the television: 'You created the doubt in the first place!'"


... Duncan announced earlier this year that he would not run for reelection in 2022 and would instead focus on the GOP 2.0 independent movement to broaden the Republican coalition.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/geoff-duncan-georgia-republican-election-challenges-still-furious-trump-book-2021-9