Now, trailing in public polls with advance in-person voting fast approaching, Perdue is additional deepening his dedication to 2020-related dishonesty — releasing a tv ad wherein he tells two election lies at once.
In the ad, which he additionally tweeted out on Thursday, Perdue paints a unfavourable image of the state of the nation below President Joe Biden, then says, “Folks, that all started right here when Brian Kemp sold us out and allowed radicals to steal the election.” Perdue provides moments later: “Enough is enough. I’ll make sure our elections are never stolen again.”
Facts First: The 2020 election was not stolen. Kemp did not enable anybody to steal the election.
Biden legitimately defeated former President Donald Trump, incomes 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 (and greater than 7 million extra votes than Trump earned). Biden gained Georgia by 11,779 votes; Georgia ballots were counted three times. There is not any proof, in Georgia or every other state, of voting fraud even near widespread sufficient to have modified the result.
Kemp formalized Biden’s Georgia victory in November 2020, noting that state regulation required the governor to take action. Perdue didn’t clarify within the ad how Kemp supposedly allowed individuals to steal the election. A Perdue spokesperson didn’t instantly reply Thursday to a NCS request for a proof.
Months of false Perdue claims
Trump has endorsed and vigorously supported Perdue in an try to get again at Kemp for refusing to help him overturn his Georgia defeat in 2020. And Perdue has made false election claims an emphasis of his candidacy.
During the previous yr, Perdue has joined Trump in using falsehoods to assault Kemp over a 2020 authorized settlement between Georgia’s Republican secretary of state and Democratic entities over the method of giving voters an opportunity to repair issues with their absentee ballots — although Kemp wasn’t part of that settlement. Perdue has additionally attacked Kemp for failing to research a bunch of ballots Perdue wrongly made to sound suspicious by citing an inaccurate statistic. Perdue even filed a lawsuit that included baseless conspiracy theories concerning the 2020 election.
Asked concerning the Perdue ad on Thursday, Kemp marketing campaign spokesperson Cody Hall stated in an electronic mail that Perdue has a “pitiful lack of self awareness and refusal to acknowledge reality.” Hall stated that “if anyone is responsible for the last year of disastrous consequences brought on by total Democrat control in Washington DC, it’s the guy who lost his Senate seat to Jon Ossoff.” Ossoff, a Democrat, defeated then-incumbent Perdue in a January 2021 runoff, profitable Democrats management of the Senate.
Perdue’s false election rhetoric has been particularly express within the final month. Before Trump held a rally in assist of Perdue’s candidacy in late March, Perdue claimed in a radio interview that each the presidential election and his election in opposition to Ossoff had been “stolen.” Perdue, like Trump, was defeated honest and sq..
Election Day within the 2022 Georgia main is May 24.