A Republican Senate candidate will oversee the president’s campaign effort to verify the authenticity of the final vote count in Georgia.
The Trump 2020 campaign has appointed Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) to lead its vote recount effort in the Peach State, following the presidential election held back on Nov. 3.
The Trump campaign’s legal team believes there is a chance some form of election fraud took place, raising reasonable doubt about the credibility of the official tally that shows Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock with 32.9% of the vote, GOP Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler 25.9%, and Collins 20% according to Google.
“We are concerned about the lack of transparency in the tabulation process, especially given the reports of irregularities and improper ballot harvesting in Georgia,” Trump 2020 general counsel Matt Morgan said in a statement.
Morgan revealed a recount is expected to begin as soon as the canvassing process concludes, and stressed there is a chance a number of unlawful ballots could have been counted thus undermining the integrity of the electoral system.
“In order for Americans to have full faith and confidence in our elections, every legal vote must be counted and every illegal or fraudulent vote must be excluded,” he said.
He believes there is still a chance President Donald Trump could win another four years in the Oval Office, depending on the outcome of the recount and any subsequent legal action in the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We look forward to guaranteeing that our elections are safe and secure, just as we look forward to President Trump winning Georgia,” he said.
Collins vowed to uphold voting and election laws, and refused to concede defeat without exercising his constitutional right to challenge the final count.
“This is not over, we will not stop fighting,” he said on Twitter.
Collins encouraged all Americans who experienced “any voting issues in Georgia” to report the incident to his office by phoning 470-410-8793.
“Free and fair elections are the bedrock of this nation, every legal vote must be counted,” he said on Twitter.
He believes every Republican supporter should feel confident that “every eligible voter” ballot was cast and counted completely within the law. He also promised to pursue any irregularities to the maximum extent of the law.
“During the coming recount, we are confident we will find evidence of improperly harvested ballots and other irregularities that will prove that President Trump won Georgia fairly again on his way to re-election as president,” he said in a statement. “Georgians deserve a free and open process, and they will get one.”