Atlanta (AP) — Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, one of the most prominent Republicans, openly contradicts false allegations of fraud in the November presidential election, hoping not to seek re-election in 2022 Confirmed on Monday.
Republican Jeff Duncan was one of the most famous Republicans who openly opposed Trump’s allegations and offended many of his own parties.
In Georgia, many other Republican executives have doubled the unproven allegations that Trump was fooled by the 16 Electoral College votes in November. Duncan said on Monday that he would focus on building advocacy groups. Called GOP 2.0 “We will focus on the healing and reconstruction of the damaged but unbroken Republican Party,” he said.
“Republican 2.0 works hard every day to remind Americans of the value of conservative policy through a tone of true empathy and respect,” Duncan said.
Duncan also wrote a book by Simon & Schuster, “Republican 2.0: How the 2020 Elections Can Make Better Advances for the US Conservatives.”
“It always feels coldest just before the sun rises,” Duncan said in a statement released Monday. It’s a good day for Conservatives all over the country. “
Among the Republicans considering running for Deputy Governor in 2022 are Senator Burt Jones of Jackson and Senator Protem Butch Miller of Gainesville. Jones was one of a group of Republican senators who scrutinized Trump’s allegations and sought legislative action that could overturn Georgia’s election results.
By speaking against Trump, Duncan gained a national platform and was praised by moderates and some Democrats. But it also targeted him among the conservative foundations of the Republican Party, and Duncan was repeatedly accused on Saturday by Republicans holding conventions in Georgia’s 14 parliamentary districts.
For example, at the 11th Republican National Convention in Cartersville, the delegation passed a resolution accusing Duncan of “harmful acts to the party” and demanding an apology. They said, “We repeatedly denied the existence of fraudulent elections and voting fraud in the 2020 elections, and in doing so blamed President Trump and the myriad Republican voters in Georgia for their beliefs.”
Duncan said the false information disseminated by Trump undermined Republican chances in the two US Senate finals in January. He also criticizes it as a “punitive” part of Georgia’s new election law that stems from Trump’s false allegations.
The new law requires voters to present their identity to request absentee ballots, reducing the number of days required for absentee ballots, shortening pre-final ballots, and during pandemics. Offers fewer drop boxes than allowed and allows the state to take over the county election office and bar People from feeding voters within 150 feet (45 meters) of the polling place.
In early March, Duncan refused to preside over a debate in the State Senate on a Republican-supported proposal that severely limits who can vote absentee by mail. This provision was not included in the final version of the legislative bill.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Rafence has also criticized Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results, reiterating that the elections are free and fair. Luffence Purger, who is running for reelection, has already been challenged by Republican US Congressman Jody Hice, who is backed by Trump.
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