Newsweek: As more states certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, President Donald Trump is keeping up the pressure on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to “call off the election.”
Trump has yet to concede the election to Biden, who secured the 270 electoral votes necessary to win days after the election. Even as crucial swing states certify their results, Trump’s team has maintained its legal fight against what the president claims, without evidence, is election fraud.
One of the states the team has its eyes on is Georgia. On Tuesday, Trump called for Kemp to “do something” because he had “allowed” his state to be “scammed.” The president added that it was necessary to check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots.
“Then call off the election. It won’t be needed,” Trump tweeted. “We will all WIN!”
Newsweek reached out to Kemp for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
Georgia, a state Trump won in 2016 by more than 5 points, went for Biden this time around, by a slim margin of just .2 points. Kemp, alongside Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, certified the state’s election results on November 20, and Raffensperger defended the election’s integrity.
“Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” he said on that date. “As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state’s office or of courts or of either campaign.”