After Weeks of Silence, Senator Perdue Doubles Down on Reckless Conspiracy Theories That Put Georgians’ Safety At Risk

December 2, 2020

Georgia election official: “Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions.”

ATLANTA — After weeks of Senator David Perdue failing to condemn baseless claims regarding Georgia’s election results, state election officials slammed Perdue and Trump for being “complicit” in harassment and threats against election workers. Georgia’s voting systems manager called on Perdue to condemn the dangerous behavior that has led to death threats and demanded Trump “stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence,” adding “that shouldn’t be too much to ask.” 

Perdue’s spokesperson responded by refusing to apologize for “addressing the obvious issues with the way” Georgia conducts its elections. Trump has falsely accused Secretary Raffensperger and Governor Kemp of “presiding over a fraudulent election,” insisting that the voting machines used in Georgia’s elections were rigged. Perdue has faced heavy criticism for following Trump’s lead and taking the “extraordinary step” of calling for the resignation of fellow Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger despite “no evidence of large-scale voter fraud.”

“After weeks of silence in the face of violent threats against Georgia election workers, Senator Perdue doubled down on his dangerous conspiracy theories,” said Braxton Brewington, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “It’s clear that Perdue will stop at nothing to appease an outgoing president, even if it means putting people’s lives at risk.”


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