Georgia Lt. Gov. fires back at Trump's false voter fraud claims: ‘We’re better than this’

Georgia Lt. Gov. fires back at Trump's false voter fraud claims: ‘We’re better than this’
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Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) on Tuesday pushed back against President Donald Trump's push to overturn the results of the presidential election as he warned that the Republican Party now runs the risk of "alienating voters" with its continued spread of false allegations of widespread voter fraud.

The Republican lieutenant governor has emerged as a high-profile figure in Trump's post-election legal war due to his defense of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and the state's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both of whom defended the state's handling of the election and the outcome of the election.

On Monday evening, Duncan appeared on CNN where he expressed concern about " the amount of misinformation that continues to fly around," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"It troubles me that some folks are willing, just for the sole intent of flipping an election, of spreading misinformation," said Duncan. "I think we're better than this. My hope is that we move past this here in Georgia and as a country."

Duncan also praised Kemp and Raffensperger during the interview. Describing the Georgia Secretary of State as a "conservative rockstar," Duncan went on to say, ""This guy is a solid individual who is extremely successful in the private sector, and he comes to work everyday and does the right thing," Duncan said of Raffensperger. "Just because the guy that we all three voted for isn't in the lead, it doesn't change any of our job descriptions."

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