Fulton County, Georgia, Commission Chairman Robb Pitts warned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) to butt out of trying to overturn the 2020 Presidential election totals in a sharply worded tirade on CNN.
Speaking with host Boris Sanchez, Pitts defended the integrity of the 2020 election by stating there is absolutely no evidence of widescale fraud that kept Donald Trump from capturing Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes, and challenged anyone claiming to have hard evidence of fraud to either “put up or shut up.” Trump was recorded during phone calls with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, most infamously saying, “Just find me the votes” and then was able to give the exact number of votes he needed.
Pitts, clearly frustrated by the conspiracies still surrounding an election that was decided nine months ago, told Sanchez, “The 2020 elections are over. The votes have been counted in Georgia three times; not one, not two, three times — one time by hands. Results are almost identical every time and the election has been certified.” Speculating that conspiracy theorists are only trying to curry favor with Trump, Pitts blasted their motives.
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“If that’s the case, what is this all about?” he asked. “Let me tell you what it’s all about; it’s all about the big lie and preparing voters for the 2022 elections. So if they can continue to sow doubt, any doubt in the minds of voters, they think that’s going to be in the minds of voters in 2022 and 2024 when it’s expected Trump will try to make a return.”
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Sanchez then asked Pitts if he thought there was also a racial component to the continuing Big Lie, especially in relation to Georgia, where Black voters have historically been suppressed and new voting laws have been passed to make it more difficult for people of color to vote throughout the state. Pitts demurred on that aspect, but absolutely directed the blame in the right direction. “This is partisan politics at its worst,” Pitts replied. “There is nothing here. Again, I’ve challenged it: if you have something, bring it to me. If you do not, put up or shut up. Even one of our Georgia representatives, this woman, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and [Matt] Gaetz from Florida, they’re sticking their nose in Fulton County business. I told them, to stay the hell out of Fulton County, you have nothing to do with us.”
You can watch the full conversation, below.