USA Today reports:
Former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Bruce Castor defended his client’s December call to Georgia’s secretary of state, now part of a criminal investigation, as he sought to argue Trump was not to blame for the Jan. 6 insurrection.
He repeated a false claim about Georgia’s mail-in ballot rejection rate and suggested Trump’s call was completely within his authority.
“There was nothing untoward with President Trump, or any candidate for that matter, speaking with a lead elections officer of a state. That’s why the Georgia secretary of state took a call along with members of his team.” Gabriel Sterling, a Republican election official in Georgia, immediately shot down Castor’s claim on Twitter.
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OK…piecing this together. The initial absentee rejection rate for signature issue was about double in 2020 as 2018. There is a cure period now and the final rate was 0.15% in both years. So…shockingly, the disinformation continues…
— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) February 12, 2021