Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat who is a supporter of President Donald Trump, indicated recently that he may be open to running for election in 2022 to be the state’s secretary of state.
“The people of Georgia deserve to have faith in the integrity of our elections again. It might just be time to help #DrainTheSwamp right here at home.”
Jones, a lifelong Democrat, delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 24, in support of Trump’s reelection.
He believes there was fraud during the general election in November.
Trump referred to the current secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, as an “enemy of the people” and claimed that Georgia had a “fraudulent system” in late November.
Running the elections is one of the main responsibilities of a state’s secretary of state.
Raffensperger, who is a Republican, has been heavily criticized by many Trump supporters for his handling of the general election.
Raffensperger and others within his office have defended his actions, asserting that he actually strengthened signature verification before the election and that it wasn’t possible to do it again during recounts.
Raffensperger, who was elected to the role in 2018, previously was a member of the state’s House of Representatives.
Jones’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.