Lieutenant Governor of Georgia: Giuliani’s election claims have led to new voting law

So said Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) Wednesday Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani – Andrew Giuliani plans run for New York governor Giuliani asks court to throw out Dominion’s defamation charge of .3 billion Trump denies that Gaetz asked for a blanket pardon MOREThe false claims about the 2020 presidential election contributed to the state’s new electoral law.

Duncan made the comment during one CNN interview as he discussed when he believed that the legislature was really starting to look at new voting restrictions.

Giuliani, who is former President TrumpDonald Trump Gaetz trip to Bahamas is part of federal investigation into sex traffickingfailed campaign challenges in a handful of states, testified before the Georgia legislature in December in an effort to President BidenJoe Biden Manchin Throws Cold Water On Using Budget Reconciliation Moderate GOP Senators And Biden Clash At Start Of Infrastructure Debate Omar Rejects Biden Administrator For Continuing ‘Building Trump’s Xenophobic And Racist Wall’ MORE‘s petty victory in the state. He repeatedly claimed that the elections were riddled with widespread voter fraud.

Allegations of widespread voter fraud in Georgia and other states during the 2020 presidential election have been debunked, and ballots in the state have been counted multiple times. Meanwhile, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is currently investigating Trump and his allies’ attempts to interfere in the state election.

“This is really the result of the 10 weeks of misinformation that came in from former President Donald Trump,” said Duncan. “I went back over the weekend to really see where this really started to gain momentum in the legislature, and it was when Rudy Giuliani appeared in some committee rooms and spent hours spreading misinformation and casting doubt, you know, hours of testimony. ”

Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempGeorgia to Lift All Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions Georgia Governor Says Voters In Line Can Order Uber Eats Georgia’s Top Election Official To Shake Up Political Drama MORE (R) signed SB 202 last month, which, among other things, restricts the use of ballots and imposes photo ID for absentee votes. The legislature also removed the Secretary of State from serving as chair or voting member of the Georgia State Electoral Council.

Since the bill’s signing, at least three lawsuits have been filed against the bill, some major corporations have publicly opposed the bill, and Major League Baseball has moved its All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

Duncan said it is time for the party to move beyond the 2020 elections.

“As a Republican, we lost two seats in the US Senate, we lost the White House, we lost the All-Star Game. Look, we have to pick up the pieces here and move on, ”Duncan said. “We have to turn the page.”