Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) praised the widely-panned Arizona "audit" of ballots in Maricopa County and demanded a similar effort in Georgia.
Greene retweeted Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward linking to an article by John Solomon, a central figure in pushing Russia's narrative about Ukraine that resulted in Trump's first impeachment.
"If Joe Biden won the election then there is no need to worry," Greene claimed, even though it is a fact that Biden did win the election and the Arizona audit has been criticized for lacking any legitimacy.
She wrote that "since Arizona is doing such a great job with the Arizona audit, when will Georgia do the same for ALL of the Republicans in Georgia who have been screaming and demanding a full audit?"
"GA Republican voters who voted for all the Republicans in power want a full audit," she argued. "Why are elected GA Republican leaders refusing to do what their voters ask?"
"A full audit of the Nov 3rd election is needed in GA and the people deserve it," she argued, even though there is no evidence of widespread election fraud other than Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the election, for which he's facing a criminal investigation in Fulton County.
She linked the "Big Lie" issue of election fraud to next year's midterm elections, when voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is expected to challenge GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.
Speaking directly to Kemp, she said, "we need everyone in GA to trust our elections so that we can save Georgia in '22."
Here's some of what people were saying about Greene's Twitter thread:
Georgia already did a full manual recount, and the results stayed the same. You're preying on the uninformed. https://t.co/cDqLDLtJp4— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project)1620324793.0
Cyber Ninjas looking for bamboo because Q believes ballots were flown over from China and placed in ballot boxes? How fuqqing embarrassing is the GQP?
— Laura Costa 💟 (@LauraCo04347099) May 6, 2021
If? He did. It's over, quit gaslighting.
— Sandi (@sandi_fish) May 6, 2021
they did multiple hand counts Q Karen
— Broward Bred 🔥🐬🌮 (@FromRagsToGP) May 6, 2021
We did a full hand count of our election in Georgia and you refuse to accept it
We did signature checks for 15k ballots in Cobb County, found only 2 bad signatures and neither were fraud, and you refuse to accept it
You will never accept Trump lost
— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) May 6, 2021
This has already happened, under the watch of you Rep Gov. the only reason people are concerned about election integrity is because you have no integrity and will not let the results speak for themselves.
— David King (@davidsking2002) May 6, 2021
Georgia already did a full manual recount, and the results stayed the same 🙄
— 🦢🦋SomaPsycheYogi🦋🦢 (@SomaPsycheYogi) May 6, 2021
They're not doing a great job - they're likely violating federal law. https://t.co/MG0nomZqky
— The Fully Vaccinated Dorothea Brooke (@vigilabilis) May 6, 2021
Your peeps conducting the audit literally are trying to avoid all transparency. And the GOP handed the audit to a private company to avoid transparency.
You don't want transparency. You want to lie in secret.
— MT Greene's Llama 🇺🇲🦙 (@GreenesLlama) May 6, 2021
The audit in AZ, is NOT transparent. What are YOU afraid of. Fair audits are done by both parties, not people who supported the insurrection.
— Wendy (@oldWVgirl) May 6, 2021
As a taxpayer, I object to any of my tax dollars going to a shady, trumpanzee firm called “Cyber Ninjas". I hope an impartial judge will rule that neither they nor any other shady group have any legal right to touch ballots.
Your side LOST get over it!
— Chui Bluengold (@Chuibluengold) May 6, 2021
Joe Biden won the election. pic.twitter.com/mgd6eOllFW
— Roastmaster General (@TempleOfJames) May 6, 2021
@mtgreenee @JoeBiden You’re anti-democracy & a #Qanon nut. Putting countless recounts/audits/fantasies in your han… https://t.co/YYBahglTsJ— Michael Steiner (@Michael Steiner)1620324863.0
Why are AZ audit workers forced to sign a NDA? I thought you were advocating transparency?!?!?
— BHill (@bhill5) May 6, 2021
The audit done by conspiracy theorists. Brilliant. Nothing shady there.
— sixfootfourman (@sixfootfourman) May 6, 2021
We've already PAID for several recounts and all of them confirm that Biden won.
Elections ARE transparent. You just don't like the result.
— Laurie Rodriguez (@ProfessorPongo) May 6, 2021
@mtgreenee @GovKemp Since Arizona has bamboo ballots, will Georgia have silk ballots or papyrus ballots? I'm sure y… https://t.co/n5mbVsIdhu— LaserEyesFDR (@LaserEyesFDR)1620324080.0
@mtgreenee There is nothing funnier than your desperate attempt to stay relevant. The 2020 election was the most… https://t.co/RfK0PQhg2i— Human (@Human)1620326036.0