It was reported on Monday that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Georgia’s secretary of state to toss out legally cast ballots in an effort to help Donald Trump overturn the election results. On Tuesday, a new report revealed that Graham also pushed secretaries of state in two other states to do the same.
According to Politico’s Jake Sherman, Graham “told a group of reporters in the capitol that he’s also spoken to Secretaries of State in Nevada and Arizona” because he’s “a senator who is worried about election integrity.”
Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC just told a group of reporters in the capitol that he’s also spoken to Secretaries of State in Nevada and Arizona. This is in addition to the sos in Georgia.
He said he’s doing it as a senator who is worried about election integrity. (@pkcapitol asked)
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) November 17, 2020
Graham claims that his calls to state officials have been perfectly normal, but critics believe otherwise. They have questioned why the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling other states’ election officials to discuss vote counting procedures.
CNN also reported on the issue.