Nearly half of the Georgia Senate’s GOP members issued a statement siding with the Texas lawsuit that seeks to help President Donald Trump undo his defeat here. So did U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who said they both “fully support” the complaint filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
It was the latest reflection of a deepening divide in Georgia over PTrump’s false narrative of a “rigged” election. While some state officials have urged Trump to focus on the Jan. 5 Senate runoffs and acknowledge defeat, others have echoed his calls to overturn the election results.
This lawsuit was filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is battling whistle-blower allegations that he engaged in bribery. It asks the justices to delay the Dec. 14 deadline for certification of presidential electors in Georgia and three other battleground states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.