Georgia Lt. Gov. Duncan: Election Fight Won't Win Back White House Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
By Sandy Fitzgerald | Thursday, 31 December 2020 08:29 AM
Continued complaints about election fraud in connection with the November presidential race is not the way for Republicans to move forward toward winning back the White House in 2024, Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, who along with other state leaders has come under fire from President Donald Trump, said Thursday.
"We've got to figure out a better way than 280 characters on Twitter to communicate with America," Duncan, a Republican, said on CNN's "New Day." "I think that a majority of Americans support Republicans' ideas. They think that we're good at creating jobs. They think we're good at keeping communities safe. These are the things that we need to stay focused on."
Duncan's comments came as the state's runoff elections for the Senate approach on Jan. 5, with Trump to hold a rally for GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler the day before in Dalton, Georgia.
Duncan said he's going to stay positive about Trump's rally and will encourage him to stay focused on building up Loeffler and Perdue.
However, Duncan said the president's focus on his own election is "not helping us here" with the runoff races and he wants the president to stay focused on how the state's conservative leadership is working, including with the coronavirus pandemic.
Duncan also rejected complaints of election fraud in Georgia and elsewhere.
"This loss is a whole lot simpler to explain than trying to piece together the largest conspiracy in the history of the world," said Duncan. "This is a number of people who woke up after the first debate and just couldn't stomach, you know, making that decision."
He added that he's worried that the "sideshows and distractions" are also causing disruption around the Senate runoff races.
"We've had every court from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. rule in the fact that there was no sort of systemic or organized fraud," said Duncan. "We are using every resource at our disposal to validate and verify this election … just because the guy I voted for didn't win doesn't change the outcome of the election."