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GA State Senator: ‘I think we can ask for our 16 electoral college votes back and park em here’

In an interview with regional radio host John Fredricks at an event in Alpharetta, GA, sponsored by Women for America First, state Sen. Brandon Beach discussed how the Georgia audit process will go and what will happen if they do find significant fraud.

“I think [fraud] is going to be so overwhelming in Fulton [County — home to Atlanta] that shows it’s gonna be anywhere from 17-34,000 ballots, it’s gonna tell the story,” Beach said. “But then we can look at Coffee County, Ware County, DeKalb, Gwinett — we can look at all of them and really make our case,” Beach continued. “Then, what I think we can do is — and I’m not sure, I’m not an attorney — but I think we can ask for our 16 Electoral College votes back and park ’em here, and just say we don’t want those as part of the [overall] vote.”

“So you have the authority to just basically decertify your 16 electoral votes? Just don’t give them to Trump, just park them here?” Fredricks responded. “Bring em back and park em in Georgia,” Beach replied, “and then if Arizona would do that, and if a couple of other states did that and it got below 270, then the 12th Amendment would kick in and Congress would have to act.” Beach went on to say he wasn’t sure what would happen regarding the state’s U.S. Senate contest regarding former GOP Sen. David Purdue, who won his race against then-Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff but just barely falling short of the 50-percent threshold required by state law.

“But we will look at every legal avenue that we have because I’m quite sure there were more than 5,000 ballots that were counterfeit in” the first election, Beach claimed, which was the difference between Purdue and Ossoff. Beach went on to say that neither Democrats nor Republicans “wanted to get involved” in post-election claims of widespread voter fraud made by the Trump campaign and other Republicans [BPR].

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