Lindsey Graham had better hope his personal relationship with Donald Trump is enough to garner him a pardon from Trump on his way out the door. Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger just revealed to the Washington Post that Graham personally pressured him to throw out legally cast ballots.
Given that Graham is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and by default he abused his position to try to pressure a government official into rigging an election, Graham has to be criminally charged with felony election tampering the minute Trump is gone from office.
It’s one thing to publicly make false claims about the outcome of the election, or to publicly spin phony conspiracy theories about the results of the election. That’s bad enough. But actually pressuring officials behind the scenes to go ahead and rig the outcome? Lindsey Graham had better hope Trump pardons him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report