Georgia – Fulton County DA Fani Willis will investigate the post-election phone call between Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in conjunction with the probe Willis has launched into Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to the Washington Post.
The source cautioned that there is little known about the call but it is being investigated because of similarities to the call made by Trump and the connection between Trump and Graham.
Graham Spokesman Kevin Bishop told The Hill, in a statement, that “it’s a ridiculous accusation that will be seen as being ridiculous.”
“Senator Graham was asking about how the signature verification process worked. He never asked the Secretary of State to disqualify a ballot cast by anyone,” Bishop said. “The timing on this is also quite curious. It seems to be a less than transparent effort to marginalize anyone who helps President Trump.”
In November, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed that he find ways to throw out legally cast ballots in Georgia to help Donald Trump.
Graham had questioned Georgia’s signature law, suggested that poll workers could have counted ballots with signature inconsistencies and asked if he could reject all mail-in ballots in counties that had higher rates of unmatched signatures.
Raffensperger said he was shocked that Graham appeared to suggest that he throw out legally cast votes. “It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road.
“He asked if the ballots could be matched back to the voters,” Raffensperger said on CNN.” And then he, I got the sense it implied that then you could throw those out if you look at the counties with the highest frequent error of signatures. So that’s the impression that I got.”
“It was just an implication of, ‘Look hard and see how many ballots you could throw out,’” Raffensperger added.
Graham denied the accusations, saying he was only trying to understand the signature law in Georgia. Asked by CNN if he was trying to pressure the Georgia Secretary of State to throw out legal ballots, “That’s ridiculous,” Graham said.