Perdue: Georgia early voting on the rise, Kemp has 'done nothing' on election laws

David Perdue is optimistic he will triumph over Brian Kemp, whom he said is "not enforcing" Georgia's laws

Updated: May 16, 2022 - 9:23pm

Former Sen. David Perdue, who is running for governor in the Georgia Republican primary against incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp, says the large number of early voters is "very encouraging."

Perdue told "Just the News – Not Noise" on Monday that heading into the May 24 primary, his campaign is optimistic.

"We're surging, but we've been surging since November of 2020 when people realized that we had one of the more major frauds in American history in an election," he noted.

Perdue was forced into a runoff election that year and ultimately lost to current Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff.

"I worked all in 2021 trying to get at the bottom of [election fraud]," Perdue told editor-in-chief John Solomon and co-host Amanda head.

"We saw this evidence about [ballot] trafficking and harvesting back in May of last year. So did the governor, and he's done nothing to enforce the law since then," he said, referring to Georgia's election integrity legislation.

"I'm feeling very good right now," Perdue noted, pointing to increased early voting turnout. 

A record number of 380,000 Georgians have already voted in the upcoming primary, a more than 200% increase from the primary period in 2018 and a 155% from the same time frame in 2020, Georgia's Secretary of State observed Monday.

Perdue accused Kemp of "not enforcing" the law in Georgia, specifically referencing election laws, illegal immigration, and rising crime.

Even with former President Donald Trump's endorsement, Perdue may have a difficult time in the primary. The former senator is trailing Kemp by more than 20 points according to RealClearPolitics.