Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp called for a signature audit of the state’s election results on Thursday night during an interview on Fox News, saying that some of what allegedly came out today during a Georgia Senate Government Oversight Committee hearing was “concerning.”
“You know, I’ve called early on for a signature audit, obviously the secretary of state, per the laws and the Constitution would have to order that; he has not done that,” Kemp said. “I think it should be done. I think, especially with what we saw today, it raises more questions. There needs to be transparency on that. I would again call for that, and I think in the next 24 hours hopefully we’ll see a lot more from the hearings that the legislature had today and we’ll be able to look and see what the next steps are.”
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Kemp slammed attorney Lin Wood, an alleged Trump supporter who has an extensive history supporting Democrats, for encouraging people to not vote in the upcoming Senate runoff elections.
“It’s like Lin Wood saying today, urging the people not to go vote in this election, all that is going to do is give the Democrats everything they want,” Kemp said. “It’s going to give the radicals everything they want. This is literally the firewall. So, I think we all have to pull together and figure out what have we got to do to assure people that their votes going to count. I believe that it will, that’s why I’m working so hard for David and Kelly and I’m going to continue to do that.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham then played a video from the Georgia Senate hearings that has gone viral online and that has so far been very little reporting on.
Kemp responded, “Certainly what [happened] today was concerning, I think we’re working right now and hopefully the secretary of state will update us on exactly what was going on.”
“I’ve heard they had a monitor there, I think it’d be good for him to come out and say exactly what was going on,” Kemp continued. “But I think this also gives him an opportunity to really look at specifically the Fulton County recount that’s still going on to make sure that that recount is being done in the right way and that we know if these were ballots where they counted correctly.”
Kemp later doubled down on his call for the secretary of state to give answers about exactly what happened and saying that the secretary of state should be looking into the matter.
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) claimed in a statement following the election that there was “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
This report has been updated to include additional information.