Gubernatorial Candidate David Perdue speaks in Catoosa County
Perdue vows to remove state income tax, fix voting system, if elected
CATOOSA COUNTY, Georgia (WDEF) — Former Georgia Senator David Perdue received a standing ovation from local voters Thursday afternoon at a meet-and-greet in Catoosa County.
In his discussion, Perdue was critical of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on several regards, including illegal immigrants and safety in the state.
“We have more illegal immigrants in Georgia today than Arizona,” Perdue said. “Murders are up 40%, rapes are up 40% this year alone. Georgia now has more murders per capita than Chicago.”
In addition to his criticisms of Kemp, Perdue was arguably even more critical of Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams.
He told those in attendance that he’s the only Republican candidate capable of defeating her.
“I don’t want Stacey Abrams to be governor of Georgia because if she’s governor, we’re going to lose the Senate race [and] we’ll lose the President’s race,” Perdue said. “It’s pretty simple. Oh, and by the way, you think she’s going to be here for eight years? No. If she wins this election, she’s going to run for President. How ridiculous is that?”
Perdue cracked down on Democratic leadership in the U.S., blaming it for “five-dollar gasoline, runaway inflation” and “the brink of war” between Ukraine and Russia.
He said it all “started in Georgia” and “laid it at the feet” of Gov. Kemp, who he said, “caved in to Abrams.”
“If Stacey Abrams wins this governor’s job, no Republican’s going to win this state for President — just trust me on that,” Perdue said. “She’ll change the voting rules, etc.”
Whitfield County Republican Chair Dianne Putnam was one of many who voiced her support for Perdue, believing he’s the best option Georgia voters have at the polls.
“He really cares about Georgians,” Putnam said. “He’s someone that we can trust to work hard to do what he says he’s going to do. I believe that with all my heart.”
Perdue covered several topics at the event, including election fraud, doing away with the state’s income tax and the “indoctrination” of the country’s children.
He also said “these voting machines have to go,” to a round of applause, promising to “fix the voting system” if elected.