During the Georgia gubernatorial debates, Brian Kemp and David Perdue bantered over their mutual failures to correct the 2020 election. Then, Kandiss Taylor instructed the public on why the Constitution does give Kemp the authority to call a special session.
In the Georgia gubernatorial debates these past couple of weeks, Kandiss Taylor was mostly shut out, and the media’s explanation as to why they chose to exclude her from the debates was that she “didn’t meet their polling threshold.” We know this statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. Myself and Cause of America have both written extensively on what’s really going on, and exactly why and how Kandiss Taylor’s fruitful grassroots movement is being suppressed. But Taylor has not let this discourage her, and has instead chosen to take it all in stride. Taylor held a Facebook live commentary during the April 24 debate, broadcast by WSB TV between the two men Taylor has come to know as the “twin RINOs”: current governor Brian Kemp and former Georgia Senator and gubernatorial candidate David Perdue. Taylor was joined in this commentary by her massive troupe of grassroots supporters.
“It will be interesting to see if they actually show up, you know, because in 2018 Brian Kemp didn’t show up to debate Stacey Abrams the second time because they said she won the first debate, and we all know Perdue didn’t show up to debate Jon Ossoff, who wears Star Wars costumes,” mused Taylor as she began her Facebook live commentary on April 24. “So if [Perdue is] scared to debate him, well I don’t think he’ll be scared to debate Brian Kemp because they are actually the same person.”
And through these three gubernatorial debates that have taken place over the past couple of weeks, there was one glaring topic that reigned supreme: both Perdue and Kemp did next to nothing about the sweeping election fraud that took place in a variety of fashions during the 2020 election in Georgia. Much of these debates were consumed by both Kemp and Perdue pointing out each other’s failures on this front. Not to say that they did absolutely nothing. We know that Kemp passed Senate bill 202 and Perdue finally decided to file a lawsuit over a year after he lost his own Senate seat in a runoff election that was brimming with concerns about voter fraud.
Perdue’s Failures in 2020 Election
For Perdue this seems to be a simple political gesture that arrives in the form of too little, too late. His filing of a lawsuit over a year after the fraud happened doesn’t hold a candle in comparison to the on-the-ground work Kandiss Taylor to actually investigate the election herself a year ago.
Kemp had this weapon to use against Perdue during the April 24 debate: “But you’re talking about somebody that was an actual candidate on the ballot, that didn’t even ask for a recount. They didn’t even go into the courtroom until they were a candidate for governor, well over a year after the election, and while we were passing the strongest election integrity act in the country, you were nowhere to be found to weigh in on any of that.”
Perdue just handed the election to Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in 2020 after there were red flags raised that warranted investigation. This move of apparent weakness by Perdue parallels the lack of fight he had in the debates he faced off with Kemp during these past couple of weeks. At one point in her April 24 commentary, Taylor said “David is not a fighter, he’s letting Brian talk over him!” Taylor also stated later on in the commentary how “Kemp’s corrupter, [Perdue is] weaker.”
Perdue’s History of Lawsuits and Sending Jobs to China
During the April 24 debate commentary, Taylor discussed Perdue’s long history of sending American jobs to China, when he worked at companies like Dollar General and Sara Lee. In fact, during a 2005 deposition related to a lawsuit over his role as chief executive of Pillowtex Corporation, Perdue stated himself, under oath, that he spent “most of my career” outsourcing jobs. Perdue’s connections to China go back even further than this though, to the very beginning of his career, when he worked in Singapore as a managing director at an international clothing company named Gitano from 1991–1992. Gitano eventually went bankrupt after two of their top executives pled guilty in 1993 to conspiracy related to Chinese imports, as the Washington Post reported back in 2020.
Knowing all of this makes a very puzzling case as to why President Trump, who is known for cracking down on overseas manufacturing, has endorsed Perdue. Other candidates Trump has endorsed, such as Georgia’s own Republican Congressional candidate, former NFL star Herschel Walker, do not support Perdue.
Why Perdue Can’t ‘Stop Stacey’
Taylor finds it interesting Perdue focuses his campaign on the promise that he will “Stop Stacey” (this is his campaign slogan, referring to Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams). But, as Taylor pointed out on her April 24 debate commentary, he will have a hard time facing off with her if she brings up the fact that, according to Capitalandmain.com, during Perdue’s time at Dollar General, “2,494 individual employment cases were filed charging the company with gender and racial discrimination, rampant wage theft, failure to provide medical leave and other workplace violations. In the four years leading up to Perdue taking the helm, 76 employment cases were filed in federal court.”
In an interview I had back in February with Taylor, she said the following: “He waited until the very last possible minute to come out that he was going to run in December, and President Trump had been asking him for six months, and I don’t know what kind of deal they cut for him to run, but he didn’t fight for his seat. He didn’t campaign when he was running for his seat. And then it was like ‘well I’ll run for governor because I can stop Stacey and Brian Kemp.’ I mean, are you running for the people of Georgia? Are you running to represent us, are you running to be a public servant for us? No. You’re running to stop Stacey? Who believes that…I don’t,” shrugged Taylor.
Kemp’s Failure to Call the Special Session Lawmakers Requested over 2020 Election Issues
And just as Kemp had the “too little too late” weapon to use against Perdue, Perdue weaponized Kemp’s failure to call a special session during the April 24 debate: “Did you call a special session? Did you stop the consent decree governor?” Later on in the debate, Perdue continued, saying: “The absolute truth is this: That when they passed that consent decree, it invalidated all Voter ID law. What it did, it changed and to or and allowed fraudulent ballots to be accepted into the race. Absolutely that’s what the consent decree did and you allowed it to happen.”
This question about Kemp has lingered for quite a while: why didn’t he call a special session in response to pleas from concerned Georgia lawmakers following the November 2020 general election? Instead, no investigation was done but Senate Bill 202 was still passed to change Voter ID laws, which shows they knew something was wrong and simply chose not to examine what actually happened. Instead, Kemp allowed an election packed with inconsistencies to be certified, despite the fact that the two “audits” done by the Secretary of State’s office (when the Secretary of State himself was under constant suspicion before, during and after the 2020 election) failed to do signature matching. The audits conducted by the Secretary of State’s office were not forensic audits, they were risk-limited audits, and the voting machine expert Philip Stark, who invented risk limited audits himself, made it clear that these types of audits are completely ineffective when you are using voting machines.
Kemp’s Connections to China and Dominion Voting Machines
Then, during the Georgia Public Broadcasting Debate on May 1, the only debate in which all candidates were included, Taylor questioned Kemp’s concerning ties to China, which include his several meetings with the Chinese Consulate prior to the signing of the deal with Dominion voting machines, and the video on Georgia’s Chinese website showing him desperately pandering to Chinese businesses. Kemp completely disregarded the China question, and responded to Taylor’s question with a generic spiel about his accomplishments and how he has “put the people of Georgia first.”
It’s also important to note that Kemp’s former chief of staff Jared Thomas was a registered lobbyist for Dominion Voting Systems as of December 2020. And Taylor has mentioned the major questions and concerns Georgians have about how when Kemp made a call for a signature audit of Georgia ballots, the following day Kemp’s daughter’s boyfriend died in a highly suspicious fiery car crash. For more details on these ties Kemp has to China, and to understand why he couldn’t even try to deny them, please check out my in-depth analysis in the articles Kandiss Taylor Steps Into a Political Hornet’s Nest and The Systematic Suppression of Kandiss Taylor.
Kandiss Taylor Gives Constitutional Instruction on Special Sessions of Legislature
Following the April 24 debate between Kemp and Perdue, Taylor, a 20-year PhD-level veteran in the education system, felt compelled to hold another hour of detailed Constitutional instruction on Facebook live. This Facebook live lesson on April 27 was held by Taylor to address Kemp’s claims that he “had no authority” to call a special session of the legislature in response to concerns expressed by Georgia’s lawmakers over the irregularities from the 2020 election.
“So he’s saying he doesn’t have anything to do with the consent decree, and to show him the proof. Well you’re the highest Constitutional officer of the whole state. If there was a consent decree signed by the secretary of state and someone who’s not even an elected person in Georgia (meaning Stacey Abrams), if that’s what really happened, and that’s why the whole election happened the way it did, you are responsible because you’re the top Constitutional officer. The buck stops with you,” stated Taylor during her Facebook live session, after showing a short video where Kemp appeared angry while railing against constituents who were questioning him over the issue of a special session.
Taylor continued, saying “If you’re the principal at a school, and something happens at that school, it doesn’t matter if the teacher is guilty, if the parent did something wrong, I promise you the teacher is top dog of that school. If a school gets into a lot of trouble, it then goes to the superintendent and the superintendent is the top dog of that school.”
After demonstrating how Kemp and Perdue continually discuss how they are “fighting Stacey Abrams,” Taylor expressed how sick and tired she is of hearing it. “Why are you fighting Stacey Abrams, she’s not even in a seat? Why are you giving someone all the credit and all the praise and all the attention who has no seat in our Georgia public service positions? I don’t understand. I’m so sick of it.”
“You know what? These twin RINOs are scared of Stacey Abrams, that’s all they want to talk about. She will never win Georgia in a fair legal vote; we are red and we’re conservative. It will never happen. Quit pandering,” Taylor said during the April 27 Facebook live session. The fact that Stacey Abrams is funded by George Soros, and that Soros is also the primary investor in the $5 billion Rivian electric car plant that is being built in Georgia without consent of the people that live in surrounding areas, raises some red flags. Kemp is obviously behind this Rivian deal, offering $1.5 billion in tax incentives to Rivian to build this plant. Taylor has been fighting for the people of Georgia and has made it clear that she has major concerns about these connections to Soros and other investors like Cox Media (who owns one of the media stations that excluded Taylor from their debate), along with the fact that this plant is being built in an area where the people don’t want it.
Taylor then went on to examine Georgia’s Constitution, as well as the Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure, which is copyrighted by the National Conference of State Legislatures. She broke it all down on Facebook live for the people so they could see for themselves exactly what powers the legislature and the governor have regarding the convening of a special session for the purposes of such an issue as concern over election fraud and laws being broken in 2020.
In the Georgia Constitution, Paragraph VII is titled “Special Sessions of the General Assembly.” At one particular point during Taylor’s Facebook live broadcast, she pulled up Section B, which states “The Governor shall convene the General Assembly in special session for all purposes whenever three-fifths of the members for which each house is entitled certify to the Governor in writing, with a copy to the Secretary of State, that in their opinion an emergency exists in the affairs of the state. The General Assembly may convene itself if, after receiving such certification, the Governor fails to do so within three business days, excluding Sundays.”
Taylor responded, pointing out to viewers that “this is what I wanted to make sure you saw. ‘that in their opinion, an emergency exists…so when there’s an emergency,’ and I would think the hijacking of a federal election is an emergency, we have two Senate seats [to be decided in the January 2020 Georgia runoff] that are either gonna be the majority in the Senate, or not, within weeks of the legislators asking for a special session. That’s an emergency, it needs to be done immediately and expediently, they were willing to do it on Christmas. Because they knew it was an emergency, and they have the power to do that, they wrote the governor begging him to do it. And these same men and women, they backed down and regressed after he refused to call it, and then when they got in session in January, wouldn’t say a word about it. Why is that? Interesting, right? So they refused to call the session they were clearly able to call.”
In another significant part of the Facebook live session Taylor conducted on April 27, she pointed out how the passing of Senate bill 202 showed how lawmakers knew there were issues with voter fraud. Yet they failed to do the actual investigation into these issues that would have made the case and laid out the evidence showing why this law needed to be passed. Taylor then opened the Mason’s legislative manual, Section 797 Number 2, which read as follows:
Taylor explained how this supports her case that there could have been a special session of the legislature to investigate evidence of election fraud: “They can’t do the audit to arrest people, that’s what they can’t do. That’s for the executive branch and courts. So the legislative branch can’t do an audit and say ‘I’m arresting people’ with audit findings. The executive branch, on the other hand, can take the findings and say ok GBI, here’s the findings, investigate this and get me some indictments! And then it would go to the court and they would get arrested. Three branches of government, all together, right? They purposely tried not to prosecute, this was purposeful, this wasn’t a mistake.”
Taylor went to explain how Governor Kemp couldn’t have just imposed himself on citizens and go arresting people just because the fraud happened, with no investigation. But the Constitution does give him the power to call for a special session to investigate something that may require a change in law. “But instead of doing that, they just changed the law. And made a mess. He not only had power for an audit, and a full investigation, he had obligation to do it. The people of Georgia sent in thousands of notices, affidavits demanding it.”
To fully understand this issue, and examine the many other details Taylor brought to light during this informative lesson, Georgia voters should watch the video. Taylor also did another very thorough job instructing the public on Constitutional issues several weeks ago to clear up false accusations from Newsweek that claimed she was incorrect about what the separation of church and state means in the Constitution.
Jessica Cody is a freelance writer with a background in journalism, public relations and digital marketing. Follow her on Facebook or LinkedIn, or contact her via email email@example.com.