(Columbia, SC) — The South Carolina Democratic Party (SCDP) is calling for an ethical investigation into Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’s conversations with elections officials in Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada.
This comes after Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R-GA) told CNN and the Washington Post Graham called him with the implication to get rid of several legal ballots.
Raffensperger said he’s gotten a lot of phone calls from Republicans over the last few weeks, asking about the state’s recount of the presidential election, as well as the validity of signatures for the upcoming Senate run-offs. Recently, one call Raffensperger got was from South Carolina’s senior senator.
“Well, he asked if the ballots could be matched back to the voters, then I got the sense that implied that then you could throw those out, and then he would look at the counties with the highest frequent error of signatures,” Raffensperger told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
Wen pressed about this by reporters, Sen. Graham said he was merely asking about the legitimacy of January’s Senate run-offs and that any talk of throwing out ballots is ridiculous.
“That wasn’t the purpose of the conversation to throw out ballots,” Graham said. “We were talking about an election that hasn’t even been had yet, which is the Senate races, which was my focus.”
Sen. Graham also told reporters that he has been talking with election officials in both Nevada and Arizona about the validity of election results.
However, South Carolina Democrats feel that the Senator’s involvement in states other than his own is just another example of how he puts the needs of the President over the needs of his people.
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