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Conservative Experts Continue to Say Claims of Widespread Election Fraud Are Incorrect

Conservative Republican leaders across the country have spoken out against claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. Many of them have also stated that they believe these lies are dangerous, and that Donald Trump’s actions to overturn the election results are incorrect and problematic. 

GA Gov. Brian Kemp (R)

The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen. 

For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward - under oath - and prove anything in a court of law. Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I am governor.”

Former GA Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (R)

I think the . . . more Republicans can see the erratic, just crazy series of events that played out, . . . I think the quicker we're going to start to heal as a party and move past Donald Trump. I just - I think history's going to prove that Donald Trump was one of the biggest mistakes this country's ever made.”

GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R)

"The Secretary of State's office has always been focused on calling balls and strikes in elections and, in this case, three strikes against the voter fraud claims and they're out. We conducted a statewide hand recount that reaffirmed the initial tally, and a machine recount at the request of the Trump campaign that also reaffirmed the original tally. This audit disproves the only credible allegations the Trump campaign had."

Chief Operation Officer for GA Secretary of State, Gabe Sterling (R)

"One of the things that we've learned and public reporting on this, is [Trump] requested there were two independent audits and verifications by outside groups. And both -- each paid $600,000 -- and both of them said there was no fraud, you lost the state. . .  We counted the ballots three times. He lost this state and he continues to say he didn't lose it and it's just creating a lot of tension and a lot of chaos. It's completely unnecessary."

Governor Ron DeSantis (R)

Regarding Trump and the 2020 election: “Of course he lost.” (NBC, 8/7/23)

Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr

On Claims of Election Fraud

Our mission is to investigate and prosecute actual fraud. The fact is, we have looked at the major claims [Trump’s] people are making, and they are bulls**t.” 

To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”

TV Commentator Tucker Carlson

Fox Producer: “I don't think there is evidence of voter fraud that swung the election.”

Carlson: “The software s**t is absurd.” 


"False claims of fraud can be every bit as destructive as the fraud itself," according to the filing, and that "[T]he fraud that we can confirm does not seem to be enough to alter the election results. We should be honest and tell you that..."

Carlson to Laura Ingraham: “Sidney Powell is lying by the way. I caught her. It’s insane.” Ingraham: “Sidney is a complete nut. No one will work with her. Ditto with Rudy [Giuliani].” Carlson: “It’s unbelievably offensive to me. Our viewers are good people and they believe it.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country."

Former Vice President Mike Pence (R)

The American people deserve to know that President Trump and his advisers didn’t just ask me to pause. They asked me to reject votes, return votes, essentially to overturn the election,” Pence told Fox News Wednesday. Had he listened to Trump and “his gaggle of crackpot lawyers,” Pence said, “literally chaos would have ensued.” 

'The Georgia election was not stolen.”

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (Bush Administration)

Stated that Mr. Trump “lies all the time. He began lying the day of inauguration.”

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