Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue wouldn’t have signed the certification of the state’s 2020 election results if he had been governor at the time, the former Senate Republican told Axios.
- “Not with the information that was available at the time and not with the information that has come out now. They had plenty of time to investigate this. And I wouldn’t have signed it until those things had been investigated, and that’s all we were asking for,” he said.
Why it matters: There has been no evidence widespread fraud took place in Georgia’s elections last year, and the November results were counted three times, once by hand.
Driving the news: The former Georgia senator — who is now running with former President Donald Trump’s endorsement to unseat Gov. Kemp in a GOP primary — spoke to Axios by phone Wednesday afternoon in one of his first interviews since declaring his bid.
Flashback: When Gov. Brian Kemp signed the state’s election certification, he pointed out that state law required him to do so.
Read the full article by Emma Hurt with Axios here.