Georgia governor rejects Trump's call to 'overrule' elections officials with emergency powers | TheHill

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's (R) office on Monday rejected President Trump's call for him...
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Brian KempTrump: 'I'm ashamed that I endorsed' Kemp in Georgia Trump addresses pandemic but not election during annual turkey pardon Chris Christie: Trump's legal team has been 'a national embarrassment' MORE's (R) office on Monday rejected President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE's call for him to "overrule" his secretary of state.

In a statement to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Kemp spokesperson said that "Georgia law prohibits the governor from interfering in elections" after Trump in messages on Twitter questioned why the "hapless" governor was not interceding on his behalf.

"The Secretary of State, who is an elected constitutional officer, has oversight over elections that cannot be overridden by executive…
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