Lindsey Graham over claims he pressured Georgia to discard ballots: ‘Morally reprehensible’
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a hearing in Washington on Nov. 10. (Susan Walsh/Pool/AP/Bloomberg News)
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee,
Democrats on Monday rushed to condemn Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) after Georgia’s Republican secretary of state said he had pressured him to find ways to throw out mail-in ballots that helped swing the state in President-elect Joe Biden’s favor.
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“This is insane and illegal,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said in a tweet responding to a Washington Post report on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s allegations.
Ga. secretary of state says fellow Republicans are pressuring him to find ways to exclude ballots
Raffensperger said he was stunned Friday when the South Carolina senator called him and asked several questions about signature matching, including whether the state’s top election official could toss all of the mail-in ballots in counties with high rates of mismatched signatures. Graham, who serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dismissed the suggestion that he had acted inappropriately.