A top Georgia Republican said Wednesday Rudy Giuliani’s false statements about election fraud – which was presented to state lawmakers – gave momentum to a limited voting package that recently became state law.
“This is really the result of 10 weeks of misinformation coming from former President Donald Trump,” Georgia Governor Geoff Duncan said on CNN’s “New Day”. “I went back over the weekend to really see where this really started to build momentum in the legislature, and that’s when Rudy Giuliani showed up in a few committee rooms and spent hours on propaganda. spread false information and spread suspicion, you know, hours of testimony. “
Duncan ‘s remarks underline the consequences continuing from the few appearances Giuliani made before Georgia state lawmakers in December when he served on Trump’s legal team. Giuliani tried, without success, persuading lawmakers to convene a special session to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state. In addition to building momentum for new voting restrictions, Giuliani’s arrival has also attracted the attention of Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis, who investigate Trump’s efforts to influence Georgia’s election results….
Georgia GOP officials, who helped to thwart Trump’s attempt to overturn Georgia’s election results, favored some elements of the new law while regulating its other aspects, notably. endeavor to restrain the power bodies of the foreign minister.
“Secretary of State did a great job. I think that’s also one of the parts that worries me about passing the final law, which is ultimately the culmination of the ideas of Democrats and Republicans, ”Duncan told CNN.
“But some punitive response, you know, to get Raffensperger out of the electoral board is just trying to tip your hat off to Donald Trump, and I don’t think it’s a necessary step.”