by Penka Arsova
Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue (R-GA) on Monday called on Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to resign.
Why? The Senators, in a joint statement, cited the election and how the process was handled by the state. They argued there was a lack of transparency about the vote-counting process.
“The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so. We have been clear from the beginning: every legal vote cast should be counted. Any illegal vote must not. And there must be transparency and uniformity in the counting process. This isn’t hard. This isn’t partisan. This is American. We believe when there are failures, they need to be called out — even when it’s in your own party,” the statement reads.
“While blame certainly lies elsewhere as well, the buck ultimately stops with the Secretary of State … The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections. He has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down immediately.”