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Sen. Lindsey Graham is a bit of a sore loser like his party leader President Donald Trump and is now complaining that voting rights activist Stacey Abrams “conned” Georgia election officials into helping now President-elect Joe Biden winning in the polls.
Trump is the first Republican to lose the state since 1992. The loss is a big one for the GOP — and rather than blame Trump’s insane term as president on the loss; it’s now all Abrams’ fault.
“Stacey Abrams conned the Republican leadership in Georgia into a consent decree that basically adulterated the signature verification system, so that you’re comparing the ballot signature to the application signature,” Graham said during an appearance on “The Mike Gallagher Show.” “They’re the same person who did the fraud. You should be comparing the ballot signature, the envelope signature on the ballot, to a signature that existed before the application was made. She changed that.”
Trump also tweeted about the consent decree a week after the election. According to Trump, it makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc.”
An Associated Press fact check found Trump’s claim to be false.
“There is nothing in the consent decree that prevents Georgia election clerks from scrutinizing signatures,” the AP reported. “The legal settlement signed in March addresses accusations about a lack of statewide standards for judging signatures on absentee ballot envelopes.”
Last month, Graham reportedly called Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and asked him to toss out legally cast ballots.
“He asked if the ballots could be matched back to the voters. I got the sense it implied that then you could throw those out for any, if you look at the counties with the highest frequent error of signatures. So that’s the impression that I got,” Raffensperger said at the time.