Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp responded to former President Donald Trump’s statement about “Presidential Election Fraud” by asserting that Georgia’s 2020 election was not rigged.
Kemp stated, “The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen. For almost three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to present anything under oath in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair, and they will remain so as long as I am governor. The focus must be on the future of our country in 2024.”
In July, Kemp had predicted that Trump would lose in Georgia if he received the Republican presidential nomination and continued to stress his perspective on the alleged rigged election.
“Let’s stop dwelling on the 2020 election. I mean, that was two-and-a-half, almost three years ago now,” Kemp commented. “What the American people want to know is what you’re going to do to help offset the unfavorable policies of Joe Biden.”
“If he keeps going in this direction, I think he’ll lose Georgia in November,” Kemp added, referring to Trump.
Earlier this week, the Trump campaign criticized Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and other prosecutors over the indictment related to claims that Trump attempted to invalidate Georgia’s 2020 election results.
The Trump campaign released a statement without attributing it to a specific spokesperson, mocking Willis as a “rabid partisan who is campaigning and fundraising on a platform of prosecuting President Trump through these baseless indictments.”
“Taking a page from Crooked Joe Biden’s playbook, Willis has intentionally delayed her investigation to interfere with the 2024 presidential race and damage the strong Trump campaign. All these corrupt Democratic efforts will fail,” the campaign’s statement said.
Trump and his allies have accused Willis and others of engaging in “election interference” to harm his 2024 presidential campaign.
“These actions by Democratic leaders pose a serious threat to American democracy and are direct attempts to deny the American people their rightful opportunity to vote for President,” the campaign statement emphasized. “Label it as election interference or manipulation—it’s a dangerous endeavor by the ruling class to suppress people’s choice. It’s un-American and unjust.”
On Tuesday, former federal prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers indicated on CNN that Fani Willis may not achieve her ambitious goal of going to trial within six months against Trump and 18 others, as she set for the indictment. Willis is also prosecuting former President Donald Trump.
During an interview with CNN anchor Sara Sidner, Rodgers mentioned Willis’s ongoing case against a rapper and others, which is still in jury selection. Rodgers emphasized that although Willis has experience with RICO, the timing of her cases might lead to delays.
According to a report by The Messenger, “at least part” of the indictment “may be televised.”
Trump has publicly stated that he will not accept any plea deal in relation to his current indictments.
During the Iowa State Fair, Trump responded to reports of a potential indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, with a strong message to District Attorney Fani Willis, as reported by Mediaite.
When a reporter asked Trump if he would consider a plea deal in Georgia, he firmly responded, “We didn’t do anything wrong. We never take plea deals. It’s a wise guy question. You’re just a wise guy. We don’t accept plea deals because I did nothing wrong. It’s called election interference.”
The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen.
For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward – under oath – and prove anything in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I… pic.twitter.com/jaru2iBDo7
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) August 15, 2023