It's been more than a year since former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to current President Joe Biden, yet Trump continues to peddle nonsense claims that the election was "stolen" from him by Democrats engaging in widespread fraud.
Trump's legal team and other conservative lawyers lost more than 50 court cases in their attempts to overturn the election results, but that hasn't stopped Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue—whom Trump recently endorsed—from trying his luck at litigating the election.
A former Senator, Perdue lost a crucial 2021 runoff to represent Georgia in the United States Senate, conceding to current Democratic Senator John Ossoff, congratulating him and the Democratic Party for the victory, which delivered Democrats a functional majority in the Senate.
Now, Perdue is singing another tune.
On Friday, news broke that Perdue joined a lawsuit claiming that fraudulent ballots were counted in Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. The suit is asking the court to grant plaintiffs access to examine ballot materials in order to "prove" the nonexistent fraud took place.
Perdue wrote in a statement:
“I want to use my position and legal standing to shine light on what I know were serious violations of Georgia law in the Fulton absentee ballot tabulation. We are asking a judge to consider the evidence after our forensic examination of the absentee ballots is completed and hold those persons responsible who engaged in this wrongful conduct.”
Multiple Georgia election officials, including Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans—have repeatedly debunked the lies that Georgia's election was illegitimate. Nevertheless, Perdue maintains that he wouldn't have certified Georgia's election results had he been in the Senate during the national certification of Biden's victory.
Perdue is considered by many Georgia conservatives to be a "RINO," or Republican in Name Only, so it's possible this lawsuit is motivated by Perdue's efforts to ingratiate himself with Trump supporters in the Peach State.
People were quick to call him out on it.
Others pointed to the development as further evidence that the GOP is fully committing to fantasies of fraud.
The Georgia gubernatorial election will be conducted in November of next year.