ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - On Tuesday, 16 Georgia Senators, including three from Southwest Georgia, issued a statement of support for a lawsuit filed by the State of Texas challenging the presidential vote that took place in Georgia.
Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla), Sen. Carden Summers (R - Cordele), and Sen. Elect Russ Goodman (R – Valdosta) joined Sen. Greg Dolezal (R – Cumming), Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick), Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta), Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson), Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga), Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia), Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone), Sen. Renee Unterman (R - Buford), Sen. Bruce Thompson (R - White), Sen. Steve Gooch (R - Dahlonega), Sen. Billy Hickman (R –Statesboro), Sen. Elect Jason Anavitarte (R – Dallas), and Sen. Elect Sheila McNeill (R – Brunswick), in the released the following statement:
“We applaud the State of Texas for recognizing that the failure of the State of Georgia to follow its own election laws has violated the Equal Protection Act of the U.S. Constitution. This systemic failure to follow the law has allowed misconduct, fraud, and irregularities throughout the voting process of this state.”
“These failures and other fraudulent activities were brought to light at the hearing held in the Georgia State Senate Judiciary Subcommittee last week. We urge the U.S. Supreme Court to accept this very important case submitted last night by the State of Texas.”
“Our U.S. Constitution requires us to defend our democratic Republic against all its foes. Article IV, Section 4, of the U.S Constitution guarantees to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government. A Republican Form of Government means a government in which the supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote, and not just vote, but vote knowing that their vote authentically counts so that they can entrust their will to elected officials who will faithfully govern according to law.”
“We are the trustees of the people, and we must secure their vote against all those, both foreign and domestic, who would defraud them of their collective decision at the ballot box.”