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Rep. Loudermilk: Pelosi Ignores the Facts to Peddle Divisive Theory About Election Day in Georgia

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Washington, June 11, 2020 | comments
This morning, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) appeared on Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network to react to comments made by Speaker Pelosi, when she said Georgia’s problems on election day were ‘suspicious’ and ‘by design.’
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This morning, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) appeared on Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network to react to comments made by Speaker Pelosi, when she said Georgia’s problems on election day were ‘suspicious’ and ‘by design.’


On Speaker Pelosi saying election day problems in Georgia were ‘suspicious’ and ‘by design’

“That’s ‘suspicious’ in Nancy’s world, where everything is a conspiracy theory. If she can blame anything on Republicans or President Trump, she will. ...we have 159 counties in the state of Georgia, 150 had no problems whatever. Of the other nine that had problems, most of those were resolved early. We had two counties with significant problems. Eighty percent were in Fulton, which is run by Democrats; so if it was...voter suppression, its Democrats suppressing Democrat votes… This is a combination of COVID, and...some level of incompetence by election officials, because in Georgia, by law, the elections are administered and run by local elected officials, not by the Secretary’ of State. [Secretary of State] oversees it, he provides the voting equipment; he trains the trainers. This was them not being prepared for this election.”

On what this means for the election in November

“I can understand [people’s concern]. And, this is why we have to address some of these issues now. The biggest problem in Fulton County… the reason so many people showed up to the polls, is because they did not get their absentee ballots... the county officials did not get them to the states’ vendor in time… they didn’t notify people... They had new poll workers because poll workers in Georgia are in that susceptible category for COVID-19 – they were afraid to work. They brought people in at the last minute and they didn’t adequately train them. They tried to train them online – I’m talking about this one county – instead of bringing people [in person] for training. They did not know how to operate the machines… These are the things that are easily rectifiable, which we can do by November… If we are going to have problems, have them in a primary election and not in a general election. But the idea this was ‘by design,’ this was ‘voter suppression,’ well then it would be Democrats suppressing Democrat votes... We do have issues, but we have to address those with the facts of what [actually] happened, and not some conspiracy theory that Nancy Pelosi wants to use to further divide the country.”
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