Mike Pence Vows to ‘Keep Fighting' Until Everything ‘Illegal’ is ‘Thrown Out'
Crowd chants 'four more years' as vice president visits Georgia
Vice President Mike Pence has vowed to “keep fighting” as results from the 2020 race undergo lawsuits.
Pence made the promise during a pair of campaign rallies for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Georgia.
The vice president emphasized that a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate hinges on incumbents Loeffler and Perdue securing their runoff elections next year.
Pence added the Senate majority “could be the last line of defense for all that we’ve done to defend this nation, revive our economy, and preserve the God-given liberties that we hold dear,” adding, “It’s true.”
The crowd cheered “four more years” as Pence stood with President Donald Trump.
Pence said: “I can tell you, as our election contests continue, here in Georgia and in courts across the country, I’ll make you a promise."
"We’re gonna keep fighting until every legal vote is counted," he added.
"We’re gonna keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out.”
Earlier this week Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) and Gov. Brian Kemp (R) certified Georgia’s election results.
The count concluded finding Joe Biden ahead of Trump by 12,670 votes.
Thank you, Gainesville! For who they are, for all that we’ve accomplished, we need @Perduesenate and @KLoeffler back in a Republican Majority in the United States Senate! We need Georgia to DEFEND THE MAJORITY on January 5, 2021! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/uwdt0VLsRX— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) November 20, 2020
Kemp said state law required him to certify the results but that his certification “paves the way for the Trump campaign to pursue other legal options and a separate recount if they choose.”
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani cited alleged fraud in Georgia’s election before announcing a lawsuit in the state was forthcoming.
The former New York Mayor also objected to the recount due to concerns with envelope signature matching.
“The recount being done in Georgia will tell us nothing because these fraudulent ballots will just be counted again because they wouldn’t provide the signatures to match the ballots."
"So, it means nothing,” Giuliani said.
Trump expressed the same concern with envelope signatures:
Almost ZERO ballots rejected in Georgia this election. In years past, close to 4%. Not possible. Must have signature check on envelopes now. Very easy to do. Dems fighting because they got caught. Far more votes than needed for flip. Republicans must get tough! @BrianKempGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2020