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David Perdue reaffirms support for congressional challenge of Electoral College results

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The memo:

  • Senator Perdue again voiced his opposition to certifying the presidential election results from certain states, including Georgia.
  • This supports a planned objection that will occur in Congress on Wednesday.
  • President Trump supports this effort.

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” and once again voiced his unwavering support for objecting to certifying the presidential election results from certain swing states, including Georgia.

While many of Perdue’s Republican colleagues in the Senate only made their intention to object clear this weekend, Perdue back in December was publicly praised by President Donald J. Trump for his position that the presidential results should be challenged due to alleged irregularities and fraud.

On Sunday, Perdue reiterated, “When I first saw the magnitude of the irregularities back in December about our November race, I called for the resignation of our Secretary of State. I repeatedly called for a special session of the General Assembly to investigate.”

“None of that happened and so I started calling out, so the only thing left for the president is for us to object, and I agreed that I would do that,” he continued.

This objection is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, however Perdue’s current term ended on Sunday with the start of the 117th Congress. Even if he is reelected in Tuesday’s runoff, he will not be formally back in office in time to vote on Wednesday.

“The technical problem is that I won’t be certified until this election is certified, some week to 10 days after the election, when we win on Tuesday, but I’m encouraging my colleagues to object. This is something that the American people demand right now,” Perdue concluded.

Trump will be in Georgia on Monday and headline a campaign rally for Perdue and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in Dalton.

Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at Sean@GeorgiaMemo.com