Brad Raffensperger Says Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Untrue Statements’ About Georgia Got Former Mayor Punished


Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger this week said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told “untrue statements about Georgia’s election” and suggested New York state officials were correct to suspend Giuliani’s ability to practice law.

Raffensperger said this in an emailed press release.

“The judges recognized that the baseless conspiracy theories Giuliani repeated were not true and punished him for spreading lies, particularly about Georgia’s election,” Raffensperger wrote.

“This decision backs up my own statements about Georgia’s election being fair and accurate. I hope they will show the same level of concern about any attorneys who may be spreading disinformation about Georgia’s new election law.”

New York State Supreme Court officials released orders this week and defended their decision to suspend Giuliani.

“For the reasons that follow, we conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020,” according to the orders.

“These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client. We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law.”

Court officials, the document went on to say, ordered Giuliani to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form. They forbade him from appearing as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board or commission or other public authority. They also said Giuliani, within 20 days, may request, in writing, a post-suspension hearing.

In March, YouTube officials suspended Giuliani for repeatedly saying that the election was stolen from Trump.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Brad Raffensperger” by Brad Raffensperger.
Photo “Rudy Guiliani” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0.








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