Georgia: “Jody Hice, in pitch to become secretary of state, spreads election falsehoods”


Andrew Clyde isn’t the only Georgia Republican member of Congress testing the limits of fact-checkers this week. (See more about his controversy below.)

His colleague, U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, sent out a three-page letter to Georgia conservatives promoting his challenge to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

He opened with lies that the 2020 election was beset by “systemic voting irregularities and fraud.” He called Raffensperger a “back-stabbing” Republican for refusing Donald Trump’s demand to overturn the results.

And he falsely claimed Raffensperger worked “arm and arm with Stacey Abrams to deliver the presidency and Senate to the radical left.”

“That’s why I’m giving up a safe seat in Congress to run for Georgia Secretary of State,” he wrote, “to stop Democrats before they rig and ruin our democracy forever.”

There was no widespread fraud in Georgia’s election, and the results were upheld in three separate tallies and defended by state and federal elections officials.

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