Georgia House Speaker David Ralston on Thursday called for a constitutional amendment to allow state legislators to choose the Secretary of State, which would take away the responsibility from voters.
The proposal is seen as a response to lingering Republican dissatisfaction with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and President-elect Joe Biden's statewide victory in Georgia.
Ralston, a Republican, said that legislators in the GOP-controlled Georgia General Assembly, which includes the state House of Representatives and Senate, would select the Secretary of State, who runs statewide elections, upon approval of the amendment.
Expressing his support for the legislature picking the secretary of state, he added: "I think it's the only way to right this ship.
The legislature chooses the secretary of state in only three states — Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee.
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