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Georgia GOP Leader Warns About Ulterior Motives of Ballot Battles

'Shenanigans is the word I have been using for over a week,' Ginger Howard told Laura Ingraham in a radio interview

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Georgia Republican National Committee leader Ginger Howard warned that the ballot trouble in her state on Thursday is allegedly a ploy by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (shown above left) to provoke support for future elections.

“Shenanigans is the word I have been using for over a week,” Howard told host Laura Ingraham on “The Laura Ingraham Show” on Thursday morning.

“The number-one thing that everyone needs to know is the math is not there and it hasn’t been there since November 5. But she, too, is trying to change the goalposts and get federal judges to change out laws to get votes that are provisional. They don’t have voter IDs, they voted from a different county, even — she wants those to count.”

She added, “The math is not there for her.”

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Georgia is among the few states that have remained mired in the midterm elections for over a week because of the discovery of additional ballots.

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Abrams has refused to concede defeat during this time, to the frustration and suspicion of opponents in her race against Republican challenger Brian Kemp (above right).

Howard pointed out that she would need more than double the 8,000 outstanding votes that still must be counted.

Kemp declared victory in the race, as he was leading by a few points back on November 7.

“They are after our secretary of state office,” Howard said. “We have a runoff there with Democrat John Barrow. That is their angle. They have lied and put all these fake numbers out there about the math and everything.”

He resigned from his position as secretary of state the next morning.

Abrams has instead continued to fight to win the seat. U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May gave her a boost when he ruled that Gwinnett County violated the Civil Rights Act in its rejection of absentee ballots.

“They are after our secretary of state office,” Howard said. “We have a runoff there with Democrat John Barrow. That is their angle. They have lied and put all these fake numbers out there about the math and everything.”

“What they’re going to try and do is say this election was stolen, so make sure to get out and vote on December 4.”

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Howard added that it’s more about just one secretary of state race — and that their eyes are also focused on the elections in 2020. President Donald Trump will be running for re-election at that time, and there will be many important races across the country as well, including a senatorial race in Georgia.

“They say she is gearing up to run against one of our senators, who is going to be up in 2020,” Howard said.

“There is a long-term strategy here and they are doing everything they can to fire up their base. And they know they didn’t win this.”

 

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