President Trump railed against Georgia election rules and called for congressional action on coronavirus relief in a series of Saturday tweets.
“Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill,” Trump demanded.
“Needs Democrats support,” he acknowledged. “Make it big and focused. Get it done!”
Trump has put renewed focus on pandemic response recently after a post-election hiatus, hosting a Friday press briefing in the Rose Garden that celebrated a breakthrough coronavirus vaccine.
In a separate pair of tweets, Trump slammed Georgia’s Republican leadership, including Gov. Brian Kemp, for a months-old decision to ease rules on mail-in voting.
“The Consent Decree signed by the Georgia Secretary of State … makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc. They knew they were going to cheat,” Trump alleged.
“What are they trying to hide,” he added. “EXPOSE THE CRIME!”
The complaint about Georgia’s mail-in ballot system surfaced Friday in a lawsuit filed by conservative attorney L. Lin Wood, who claims that the alteration, because it was not approved by the state legislature, defied a provision of the U.S. Constitution.
“Silly baseless claim — grasping,” Jordan Fuchs, Georgia Deputy Secretary of State, said in reply.
News organizations projected a Joe Biden victory in Georgia on Friday.
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