GOP Senators Perdue ane Loeffler call on Georgia Secretary of State to resign over handling of 2020 election

Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) are calling on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign over his handling of the state’s 2020 presidential election.

In a joint statement, Loeffler and Perdue write “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 continues “There have been too many failures in Georgia elections this year and the most recent election has shined a national light on the problems. While blame certainly lies elsewhere as well, the buck ultimately stops with the Secretary of State. The mismanagement and lack of transparency from the Secretary of State is unacceptable. Honest elections are paramount to the foundation of our democracy.”

“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,” they add.