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Hannity slams Georgia GOP gov, secretary of state over recount ‘decree’: They ‘seem completely clueless’ – Fox News

Fox News host Sean Hannity criticized two top Georgia GOP officials Monday as the Peach State continues a hand recount of presidential ballots.

In his opening monologue, the “Hannity” host discussed a reported consent decree signed by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, which President Trump claimed was forged “with the approval of Gov. Brian Kemp and at the urging of [former Democratic gubernatorial candidate] Stacey Abrams.”

Trump said the decree makes it difficult for signature verification to take place during the recount.

“I don’t think it’s brain surgery to figure out that there should only be one standard for every person who votes in Georgia,” Hannity said. “They should be checking signatures against the same database that Election Day voters had to meet with those that requested mailing ballots,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

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The host then claimed that Kemp and Raffensperger are Republicans and that they “seem completely clueless” and “have no motivation apparently whatsoever to change this obvious double standard before the Senate runoff elections on Jan 5. That may end up being the biggest Senate races in the country’s history.”

Earlier Monday, Raffensperger fired back at Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., a Trump surrogate in the state who ran unsuccessfully for Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s seat.

Collins had also criticized the consent decree, eliciting the following Twitter response from Raffensperger:

“We strengthened signature match. We helped train election officials on GBI [Georgia Bureau of Investigation] signature match — which is confirmed twice before a ballot is ever cast,” he wrote. “Failed candidate Doug Collins is a liar — but what’s new?” 

Raffensperger went on to pledge to prevent “any and all attempts from any party to intimidate voters.”

On “Hannity,” the host then discussed the problems of electronic voting machines such as the ones used in Georgia. He recalled that Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called in 2019 for mandating hand-marked paper ballots, similar to suggestions from the “liberal Associated Press and liberal New York Times.”

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Hannity added that Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., had voiced similar concerns about the accuracy of Dominion Voting Systems — a company that has been criticized by the president and others.

“Let me be up front: I can barely download an app,” Hannity said. “Do I have all the answers? I do not … [but] we are the U.S.A. The American people deserve the best system, whatever that is, not one that apparently everyone on all sides had expressed issues with.

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