“Georgia Patriot Call to Action: Today is the day we need you to call your state Senate & House Reps & ask them to sign the petition for a special session. We must have free & fair elections in GA & a this is our only path to ensuring every legal vote is counted,” wrote state Sen. Burt Jones, a Republican, on Twitter. His message was re-posted by President Donald Trump on Monday.
Kemp, in a joint statement with Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, said it would violate Georgia state law for the General Assembly to select their own electors to the Electoral College. The U.S. Constitution allows for state legislatures to select electors, according to some experts.
“Any attempt by the legislature to retroactively change that process for the Nov. 3rd election would be unconstitutional and immediately enjoined by the courts, resulting in a long legal dispute and no short-term resolution,” Kemp and Duncan said.
Trump signaled his displeasure with Kemp on Sunday evening, asking on Twitter if “anyone informed the so-called (says he has no power to do anything!) Governor @BrianKempGA & his puppet Lt. Governor @GeoffDuncanGA, that they could easily solve this mess, & WIN.” He called for a signature audit of ballots and a special legislative session.
On Saturday, four Republican state senators including William Ligon of Brunswick, Greg Dolezal of Cumming, Brandon Beach of Alpharetta, and Jones of Jackson launched a written petition trying to collect the signatures to force a special session. All four attended Trump’s rally Saturday in Valdosta, Georgia.
Last week, Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, and Jenna Ellis, lobbied the legislature to call a special session to reclaim their constitutional authority.
This is an excerpt from Theepochtimes