Lindsey Graham Excuses Georgia Election Interference; Says He’s Contacted Other States Too
Lindsey Graham, after being called out for allegedly pressuring the Georgia Secretary of State to throw out votes for Joe Biden, has been explaining and excusing his behavior. Now he says he’s also contacted officials in other states.
Lindsey Graham, Republican Senator for South Carolina, has been in contact with the Republican Secretary of State for Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, to apparently question the state’s election outcome. In an NBC clip, he can be seen telling reporters that he didn’t do what he’s accused of, but that he did contact Raffensperger. In the short clip, he claims he just tried to educate Raffensperger on signature matching, which Graham says is done by a single observer. (Raffensperger says that signature checking is done twice before ballots are cast.)
Graham says that he’s also contacted officials in Nevada and Arizona, both of which Biden won, to discuss their election outcomes.
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Katie Hobbs, the Secretary of State in Arizona, says that Graham has not been in contact with her. Notably, Hobbs is a Democrat and the official that Graham says he contacted in Arizona instead, Governor Ducey, is a Republican.
Graham says he can’t remember who he contacted in Nevada, where Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske oversees the election process. If he has contacted any states that Donald Trump won, to make sure that their election processes are also secure and fair, he isn’t mentioning those.
“I am all over this. I am not backing off on asking questions…..but I never suggested the Secretary of State do anything inappropriate,” Graham says.