Washington- Following reports that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham apparently suggested that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger toss out all mail-in ballots from certain counties, including large numbers of legal ballots, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“For the chairman of the Senate committee charged with oversight of our legal system to have reportedly suggested that an election official toss out large numbers of legal ballots from American voters is appalling. Not only is it wrong for Senator Graham to apparently contemplate illegal behavior, but his suggestion undermines the integrity of our elections and the faith of the American people in our democracy. Under the guise of rooting out election fraud, it looks like Graham is suggesting committing it. That is unacceptable, and Senator Graham should step down from his chairmanship immediately.”


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