Author: GAINESVILLE — Lieutenant Governor candidate Jeanne Seaver joined WDUN's "The Martha Zoller Show" Published February 21, 2022
Seaver discusses stance Against Legalizing gambling in GA, Education & Spaceport Camden
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Author: Jeanne Seaver Interview with Mike Crane - Host of Common Ground
Published January 23, 2022
Lt. Gov. candidate talks with Mike Crane Host of Common Ground
Discussion includes Abolishing GA State Income Tax with the solution, Education, No to Legalizing Gambling in GA and more.....
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Author: Jeanne Seaver Interview with Andrew Wilkow - Wilkow Majority - Patriot Radio Channel 125
Published January 12, 2022
Lt. Gov. candidate talks with Andrew Wilkow on Siriusxm Patriot Radio - Host of the Wilkow Majority about campaign
Discussion includes Joe Biden, Election Integrity, Abolishing GA State Income Tax with the solution, Education and more.....
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Author: Jeanne Seaver Interview with Scott Rhino on XTRA 106.3
Published December 21, 2021
Lt. Gov. candidate talks with Scott Rhino Host of the Morning XTRA 106.3 on December 21, 2021.
Seaver talks about why she is running, Election Integrity, Education, Abolishing the State Income Tax with solutions, at risk children and NO to Legalizing Gambling in GA and more........
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Author: Jeanne Seaver Op-Ed
Published December 15, 2021
Lt. Gov. candidate: Abolishing the state income tax more than a talking point
by Jeanne Seaver | Dec 15, 2021
As a candidate for Lt. Governor of Georgia, I say that ‘Abolish the GA State Income Tax’ should not be just a talking point without a plan. Georgians are tired of the broken promises and lip service! They are starving for REAL Leaders to serve in their best interest!
I started the dialogue in February of 2021 when I entered the campaign to be the next Lt. Governor of Georgia and said that we should pass legislation, called the Georgia FAIRTAX Act – (GA HB 543), to eliminate the income tax and also the current sales tax, both of which are laden with exceptions and exemptions that benefit the ‘special interests’, which shifts the tax burden primarily to the middle-class working family! I want to make ALL Georgia tax payers equal to the ‘special interests’!
The Georgia FAIRTAX is the SOLUTION to TAKE BACK CONTROL. I have been advocating for the FairTax on the federal level for over 15 years, ask Jack Kingston and David Perdue if you doubt it! The political environment has been toxic for meaningful tax reform on the federal level, so let’s try it on the State level and implement the Georgia FairTax Act. This SOLUTION was proposed six years ago by State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, which was favored by the legislative rank and file, but was held in committee by leadership! HB543, which is a 6.7% consumption tax on retail goods and services only, with a prebate so that no one pays tax on necessary expenditures up to the poverty level! My opponents weren’t interested then as legislators but now as Candidates for Lt. Governor, they are picking up on OUR message. The Georgia FAIRTAX Act will be re-introduced with a new HB this next session, with updated language, so look for good things ahead!
Here are some facts to think over: Georgia at the end of the fiscal year 2021:
Georgia’s rainy-day fund grew from $2.7 billion on July 1, 2020, to nearly $4.3 billion by June 30, 2021! State law requires 15% of general revenue funds be placed in the reserve account. We still have $2.1 billion in surplus that our legislators will decide how to spend this upcoming session.
Now why do we have so much surplus? Some folks would say it’s because of the stimulus monies injected into Georgia from the federal level during COVID, and some of that is true. But don’t be fooled by some of those talking points.
Reminder that in January 1, 2019 Georgia began collecting an internet sales tax (never before done) and that also contributed to the surplus! Common sense! This gives lawmakers a sizable cushion to enact and implement the Georgia FAIRTAX Act! The time is now!
Most of the top performing states economically have NO state income tax, and two of them abut Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. If we want to remain competitive, we must change to a taxing system that makes everyone pay a Fair Share, and returns power back to the people, and away from special interests. TAKE BACK CONTROL – insist on passage of the Georgia FAIRTAX Act!
As your next Lt Governor, who presides over the Senate. I will support this legislation and work hard to get it passed! The time is now!
Georgians deserve to keep more in their pockets and again, all should be paying their fair share.
Published November 29, 2021
GAINESVILLE — Georgia Lieutenant Governor candidate Jeanne Seaver joined WDUN's "The Martha Zoller Show" talks about abolishing the GA State Income Tax and the solution, not just lip service because I am running & Against Commercialized Gambling in GA which targets our children and then some! This is bad for Georgia! The two State Senators in the Lt Gov. race support commercialized gambling! Georgians say NO!
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Author: Gordon Jackson
Published September 27, 2021
BRUNSWICK — Jeanne Seaver, Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor, made a campaign stop in Brunswick on Thursday accompanied by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue.
Seaver said she decided to challenge incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan in 2022 even though she supported his campaign to win the office three years ago. Duncan drew the ire of many Republicans for calling Joe Biden “president elect” after the election results were in during a time when President Donald Trump and supporters were crying foul.
Her motivation to run comes from traveling the state the past 21 years.
“People don’t feel like their voices are heard and they are being represented,” she said.
Seaver said she is a strong supporter of a spaceport in Camden County for the jobs it will bring.
“It will have a huge economic impact on Georgia,” she said. “We have to find ways to create jobs.”
Seaver said her background as a single mother gives her a good understanding of issues concerning women in the state.
“Women are ticked off,” she said. “There are no (statewide) elected women in the state. They need a voice, and they don’t feel like they have one.”
Education is also the key to workforce development, but she noted some students should be steered in the technical school side of education earlier in their academic career, especially if they are struggling in some academic areas. She said she supports more emphasis on technical degrees rather than pursuing a four-year degree for some students.
“A four-year degree may not be the best way,” she said. “How will companies move to Georgia without a workforce?”
Seaver said she is a strong supporter of eliminating the state income tax and replacing it with a “consumption tax.” Basically, the state income tax would be replaced with a higher sales tax paid by consumers.
New legislation that allows state legislators to raise funds during the General Assembly sessions is “very disheartening” because of the potential for votes to be influenced by lobbyists, she said.
Seaver said she plans to be proactive and be an advocate for all Georgians.
“I want to be a voice for the people and get their message to the governor,” she said. “It’s not easy for a woman to run for lieutenant governor.”
Author: Cindy Morley
Published September 24, 2021
ATLANTA — Exclusive interview with Jeanne Seaver, candidate for Lt. Governor
Jeanne Seaver was the first to throw her hat in the ring for Georgia’s Lt. Governor’s seat early this year. In an exclusive interview with InsiderAdvantage, the GOP activist from Savannah says she got into the race for one main reason — “Georgia needs leadership in the Lt. Governor’s office.”
“Georgians deserve a leader in that office — a leader who lives by Republican principles and doesn’t go along to get along like other good-ole-boy politicians do,” said Seaver. “We’ve reached a critical time in our country. Many folks question the integrity of our elections. Crime is rampant in our urban communities. Marxist ideals are increasingly taught to our children in schools. It takes a leader to stand up to that.
“When (Lt. Governor) Geoff Duncan walked off the floor, refusing to listen to discussions about Senate Bill 202 (elections bill), I knew I had to run,” Seaver added.
Seaver, a former Congressional candidate in the 12th District, has long been involved in political campaigns — helping elect Republicans and enact Conservative policies at all levels. She was also an early Trump supporter. In August 2015, Seaver was hired by Donald J. Trump for President as the Georgia grassroots coordinator, In that role, she built the first Women for Trump Coalition and helped establish a number of other coalitions including Veterans for Trump.
Seaver focuses on a number of issues as part of her campaign, including being an advocate and voice for veterans. “There are many benefits our veterans are entitled to, but most don’t even know about them,” she said. “I plan to designate staff who will work solely with our veterans, to prioritize awareness on the benefits offered to our Veterans from the Georgia Department of Veteran Services. I want to be the voice of the veterans and advocate for them.”
She is also focused on eliminating the state income tax in Georgia. She is committed to continuing research on implementation of the Georgia Fair Tax Act, a consumption tax — which she feels is the best option for Georgia moving forward. “I truly believe the consumption tax is the best solution for Georgia. The Georgia Fair Tax Act needs to be perfected, but I believe it is the answer.”
Voter integrity, education, broadband, illegal immigration and public safety are also among Seaver’s top issues. “I will lead the charge to make sure that Critical Race Theory is not forced on our children and families,” she said.
She also commits to being an advocate and voice for Georgia’s children, and says she will “prioritize state efforts to focus more on prevention of unlawful Juvenile activity and fostering safer and more sustainable communities for our children to grow up in.”
Seaver says she has traveled the state for over 20 years and listened to the needs of Georgians. “I have listened and have heard over and over again that people are tired of candidates showing up, asking for money, asking people to work hard to help them get elected, then never hear from them again after the election is over. People are sick of not being represented.
Author: Martha Zoller
Published September 2, 2021
GAINESVILLE — Georgia Lieutenant Governor candidate Jeanne Seaver joined WDUN's "The Martha Zoller Show" Thursday to talk about her campaign. Also discusses COVID 19
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Author: Jon Shirek
Published May 18, 2021
ATLANTA — Georgia’s Republican Lieutenant Governor, Geoff Duncan, is promising to try to wrest control of the GOP out of the hands of Donald Trump and his supporters, to “heal and rebuild” the Republican Party in Georgia and across the rest of the country.
Duncan announced officially Monday that he will not run for re-election next year, to focus, instead, on a new, GOP campaign organization he founded, called “GOP 2.0.”
“We need more than 280 characters on Twitter to send out our message all across the country, as to what we stand for and who we support, and what we can do for folks around the country, and why we should be in leadership,” Duncan told 11Alive News on Monday.
But Trump supporters say, simply, that Duncan is out of touch with Republicans--in Georgia and in the rest of the country.
Duncan was elected Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor in 2018, after serving three terms in the Georgia House of Representatives.
He told 11Alive News will leave after one, four-year term because fighting Donald Trump for control of the GOP will be a full-time job.
Duncan said he respects Trump’s influence on the Republican party as if it were an asteroid colliding with the Earth—earth-shattering.
“It’s huge, here in Georgia,” Duncan said. “His impact has created—it’s literally put a crater in the ground. And we, unfortunately, ended up losing two U.S. Senators in my party, because of that.”
Since the November 2020 elections, Duncan has become a leading Republican voice on the national stage disputing Trump’s election fraud accusations. And he has called the Georgia legislature’s passage of the new, controversial election law as “a solution in search of a problem.”
Now, he said he and “GOP 2.0” will try to defeat Trump, and Trump-supporting candidates, in future elections.
“We need to transition away from ‘anti-Trump’ to ‘post-Trump,’" Duncan said, “because that’s the reality of where we are, today. My opinion is Donald Trump is not going to come back and be the Republican nominee and he’s certainly not going to be the next President of the United States..."
"I think every Republican in the country would agree that our party, right now, is broken. And there’s two camps," he added. "There’s a camp that’s going to ignore the fact that it’s broken, and there’s the camp that’s going to try to fix it. And I happen to be in the camp that wants to fix it, and certainly, I think every day that list grows bigger and bigger.”
“Geoff Duncan is out of touch with the voices of the people,” said Jeanne Seaver on Monday.
Seaver of Savannah is a veteran Republican activist and organizer in Georgia -- she was Trump’s grassroots organizer in Georgia in 2015 and 2016 -- who announced in February that she is running for lieutenant governor as a proud, Trump supporter, to represent other Trump supporters.
She has no doubt Trump voters are and will remain in the majority in the Georgia GOP.
Seaver pointed out that this past weekend, Georgia GOP regional conventions were filled with crowds of new Trump supporters showing up to volunteer, enthusiastic to go to work to keep control of the party and win the elections next year and beyond.
“All they want to do is be engaged,” Seaver said. “They want to make a difference, they want to help make sure that what happened in Georgia never happens again, because, without a doubt, Georgia is a Red state.”
Duncan said anti-Trump conservatives are just beginning to organize.
“I hope it gains like a grass fire, and it quickly catches. I do think it’s going to take some time to heal some of these wounds that our party has inflicted on ourselves," he said. "Realistically, GOP 2.0 is, hopefully, going to help figure out who the GOP nominee’s going to be in the 2024 election cycle for the White House.”
“It’s a huge divide” in the Republican Party, Seaver said. “I think we need to start focusing on us all coming together because the Democrats sure are. I think we all need to come together and focus on beating the Democrats instead of beating up on each other.”
It is a battle for control of the GOP that will likely go on for years.
05/18/2021 - Seaver interviewed on John Fredricks Show
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Georgia Star News
Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan declaring this week that he won’t seek a second term prompted conservative activist Debbie Dooley and her friends to celebrate and, she said, to convey a message of “good riddance.”
Republican Jeanne Seaver, who hopes to replace Duncan next year, said the outgoing politician couldn’t even declare his future plans without taking a cheap shot at supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Duncan’s announcement has prompted other Peach State politicians to consider plans of their own.
Dooley told The Georgia Star News Monday that Duncan “saw the handwriting on the wall and realized there was no way he would ever win a race in Georgia — again.”
Dooley went on to say Duncan betrayed Trump and undermined everything the former president did.
“The grassroots won. We put so much pressure on him that we have the power — when we are willing to use it — and we used it,” Dooley said.
“The power belongs to the people. We have to be willing to use it. Geoff Duncan should move to a state like California.”
Duncan said in an emailed press release Monday that he will transition his political energy and build an organization that he called GOP 2.0 on a national level.
“This organization will focus on healing and rebuilding a Republican Party that is damaged but not destroyed through a strategy called P.E.T. Project,” Duncan said.
“GOP 2.0 will work hard every day reminding Americans the value of conservative Policies through genuine Empathy and a respectful Tone. This effort will no doubt be challenging but well worth it because both this country and this party deserve better.”
Asked about that, Seaver said “he makes us all sound like we are non-essentials, lost souls and a bunch of crazies.”
“If he thinks that of the people who elected him then shame on him,” Seaver said.
Seaver said she suspects Duncan polled his reelection chances next year and learned he didn’t fare well.
“The fact he is talking about 2.0, and his ultimate goal is to take out any candidates who support Trump or any Trump supporters and getting folks off the Trump Train is totally totally totally disconnected with Georgians,” Seaver said.
Georgia State Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) told The Star News Tuesday he might also run for lieutenant governor, and he will decide one way or the other within the next two weeks.
Duncan (R-Cumming) told a nationally-televised audience in March that his fellow Republicans should move past Trump and forget passing certain election reform bills. Duncan said this on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“We passed four election reform bills two weeks ago in the senate. As you mentioned a second ago, there is a lot of solutions in search of a problem. Republicans don’t need election reform to win. We need leadership,” Duncan said at the time.
“Millions of Republicans are waking up realizing Donald Trump’s tone and strategy is un-winnable in forward-looking elections. We need real leadership and new focus, GOP 2.0, and includes moderate in the middle to get us to the next election.”
Duncan went on to say that what he called “misinformation” about the November 2020 elections hurts the GOP.
“January 6 was a pivot point for this country and party. We got four years to win back the White House. We are not going to do it with a divisive tone,” Duncan said.
Duncan faced long odds at a chance for reelection. His approval rating among Georgia Republicans has plummeted in the past four months. Several prominent Georgia Republicans were openly considering primary challenges to Duncan
Georgia resident Jeanne Seaver, a Republican who was one of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s grassroots coordinators, has declared her candidacy for lieutenant governor.
“I have heard from voices all over the state who said they are sick and tired of candidates and elected officials coming to them every two to four years to go out and work for them and help get them elected and then you never hear from them again,” Seaver told The Georgia Star News Monday.
“The people are not feeling represented. I decided that we’ve given them chances over and over again, but people want to feel represented. They want to know what you’re going to do for them.”
Seaver also said that, if elected, she will advocate strongly for voter integrity. She said “fraud came from no-excuse absentee voting.” She said she’s pro-life and pro-businesses and she will promote trade schools within the state.
Seaver also said she will start her first statewide campaign tour where she will host entrepreneurs at a community roundtable and listen to what issues matter most to them.
“My life was not so great, even though I was raised upper-middle class,” Seaver told The Star News.
“My father and mother were alcoholics. My father left us — myself and four of my siblings — when I was 16-years-old and I have been on my own since I was 17 taking care of myself. I never asked anybody for anything. My father always told me nobody owes you anything. If you want something then go out and get it for yourself. So I work hard every day.”
According to Seaver’s campaign website, she has more than 33 years of experience as a legal administrator and comptroller and once worked for well-known attorney F. Lee Bailey. She currently is in her 20th year as an associate with a private equity company in the aerospace industry.
“Most recently, Jeanne founded and is president of a grassroots organization called Stand Up, Lead or Shut Up, Inc.,” according to Seaver’s campaign website.
“The organization’s mission is to assist certain candidates and incumbents get elected by putting boots on the ground, and to hold our elected officials accountable. In addition, the organization and its members also host fundraising events for law enforcement and emergency responders and donate to their non-profits.”
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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star.
Jeanne's interview on the John Fredrick's Radio Show discussing the Chatham County GOP County Convention and Educating our Children in Georgia! She discusses, child advocacy and that a four year college degree is not a one size fits all!
We still have about 19 months until the November 2022 elections in Georgia — but the first wave of candidates have already thrown their hats in the ring to challenge some of the state’s current Constitutional officers.
Names began surfacing in the Lt. Governor’s race last week when the Chief of Staff for current Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan hinted that Duncan would not be seeking re-election. However, only one Republican candidate has already announced their intent to run for this position — Republican activist Jeanne Seaver. She sent out a press release in February that said she is “disheartened with the failed leadership in the Lieutenant Governor’s office” and “she is rolling up her sleeves and is prepared to be a servant of the People.” The press release states that Seaver has been a Georgian for over 20 years and lists her as a small business owner and longtime community and political grassroots activist.
Recently, Democratic state Rep. Erick Allen of Smyrna announced his candidacy for the Lt. Governor’s position.
Some say Duncan will make it official this week, others expect him to wait until closer to the GOP State Convention in June. Either way, Republicans expect challengers to begin making announcements soon. There has been talk that Senate Pro Tem Butch Miller, Sen. Brandon Beach and Sen. Steve Gooch are eyeing the seat, among others.
Republican incumbent Insurance Commissioner John King has already begun his campaign to retain the seat although no one has announced their intent to run against him. King was appointed to the position by Governor Brian Kemp after newly-elected Commissioner Jim Beck was indicted by a federal Grand Jury.
King is kicking off his campaign with a statewide tour today in Bartow and Floyd Counties. He will travel the state all week before ending the tour in Savannah and Dublin Friday.
Two of the most talked about races for the past several months are those for governor and secretary of state. While current SOS Brad Raffensperger already has two Republican challengers — U.S. Rep. Jody Hice of Greensboro and former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle — Gov. Brian Kemp has yet to draw an opponent from his own party, although former President Trump will no doubt encourage a GOP opponent for Kemp.
Republicans are already gearing up for another fight against 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Abrams is widely expected to run against Kemp again but has not officially declared her candidacy.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, who recently won the chance to finish the term of retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, will also be on the ticket in 2022. Rumors are flying over which Republican will jump into the race — including talk of former Congressman Doug Collins and former Georgia Bulldog legend Hershel Walker. Others believe Collins may be the one to challenge Kemp.
Attorney General Chris Carr hasn’t announced if he will seek re-election, and some seem to think he has his eyes on another seat. But Carr already has opposition for the AG seat. Charlie Bailey, the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in 2018, is taking another shot at the seat.
“We came close then, getting 49 percent,” Bailey said in his announcement. “I am running again to make our Attorney General’s office fight for the people of Georgia instead of powerful special interests and right-wing political causes.”
Democratic State Senator Jen Jordan’s name also keeps popping up as another challenger to Carr.
Georgia’s Republican Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has not announced if he will run for another term but has already drawn opposition. Rep. William Boddie, a Democrat who represents part of east Douglas and south Fulton, announced in a local newspaper late last week that he is running for the post. He said it was “time for a change” and said he will “speed up how quickly unemployment claims are processed.” Democrat Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) has also jumped into the race.
Republican Senator Bruce Thompson, R-White, has filed a declaration of intent to primary Butler.
Former Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones is gearing up for a run of some sort and will make his announcement Friday. Jones’s website – JonesforGeorgia.com—says “We’re going to put Georgia First! RSVP to be the first to hear our big announcement on Friday, April 16th at 10 AM!”
A New Battle: Georgia CEOs versus the GOP
March 31 was the end of the 2021 General Assembly but it was the start of a battle between some corporate CEOs and Republicans that included Gov. Brian Kemp, state legislators and members of Congress. It centers around the passage and signing into law of election reform legislation that stipulated, among other things, signature verification of absentee ballots be eliminated and replaced with a photo ID stipulation.
The passage triggered opposition from Georgia Democrats, prodded by left-wing organizations (especially egged on by failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams) and their media allies. The liberal New York Times helped led the charge with an inflammatory article “Corporations, Vocal About Racial Justice, Go Quiet on Voting Rights” that shamed corporations for supporting “racist” legislation and quoted activists calling for “quiet” companies to be boycotted.
The furor even has led Major League Baseball to consider pulling the scheduled 2021 All-Star game out of Atlanta based on the leftist groups’ protests.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, who had endorsed the legislation, quickly flip-flopped after it was signed into law and said the new law was somehow “based on a lie.” That brought a stern rejoinder from Kemp, who wondered if Bastian had even read the legislation. GOP House Speaker David Ralston also chided Bastian by threatening to have the Legislature remove Atlanta-based Delta’s lucrative fuel tax exemption. The speaker also mocked Coca Cola by openly drinking a Pepsi and blasting its CEO James Quincy for echoing Bastian’s attack on the law.
GOP Congressman Drew Ferguson also waded into the fray with a letter to Bastian pointing out what is in the law. The letter reads in part:
Following your misinterpretation of the new election law, I wanted to outline a few facts:
Voters will be able to vote by absentee ballot with no excuse, unlike in New York where Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport infrastructure upgrades.
By the way, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had to print a correction after echoing the false narrative the far-left has been pushing about the law. In response, a statement from the Georgia Republican Party said “it is apparent that the AJC staff continues to report on SB 202 without having fully read the bill in question. If they had, they would read that SB 202 not only expands early voting opportunities in Georgia, but it gives more access to voters than President Biden’s home state of Delaware.
Indeed, Georgia Republicans of virtually all stripes found something to unite them this week: The misinformation from the activist left and segments of the media, and the surrender of some Georgia CEOs to a false narrative.
In addition, some leading Georgia Democrats – including influential African-American leader Bernice King– are opposing any boycott of Georgia companies and the state even though they don’t like the law.
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SEAVER COMMENDS GEORGIA LAWMAKERS ON ELECTION REFORM LEGISLATION
SAVANNAH (March 26, 2021) – Jeanne Seaver, President Trump’s Georgia grassroots director in 2016 and a newly-announced candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, today commended the Georgia Legislature for adopting far-reaching election reform measures in light of vocal opposition by the Democrat Party.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill into law Thursday night.
“Although not perfect, Senate Bill 202 is a great step toward tightening up some of the problems we had in the November election in our state,” Seaver said. “I would have liked to have seen no-excuse absentee voting eliminated. However, this is a big step because it shortens the window when you can obtain an absentee ballot and requires an ID to vote absentee – just like when you vote at the polls.”
Seaver vowed there would never be another election that causes such lack of confidence with the voters. She said this legislation will help with measures to prohibit private groups from funneling money to election boards; the distribution of food and drink to incentivize voters to come to the polls; and a new restriction on ballot drop boxes.
Leftist organizations filed a lawsuit against the new law late Thursday evening.
“I encourage our state officials including Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr to dig in for a long, hard battle to protect the election integrity of this state,” Seaver said. “As Lieutenant Governor, I would encourage our Governor and Attorney General to stand firmly behind this legislation.”
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RESTORING VOTER INTEGRITY IS ON THE MIND OF ALL GEORGIANS -
We must NOT Allow No-excuse absentee voting in Georgia!
[SAVANNAH, GEORGIA - 03/22/2021] Since the beginning of the 2021 Georgia General Assembly, our Republican leadership has been promising to restore integrity in voting. They started out well, passing bills in the House and the Senate that address many issues that concern Georgia voters. But now that the session is winding down, they have combined these bills into Senate Bill 202, which significantly weakens reforms to limit absentee voting to only those voters who actually need it: the elderly, disabled, military serving overseas, and voters who can present a legitimate reason for not being present in Georgia at any time during our state’s already-generous early voting schedule.
There is much to like about SB 202. But we need to urge our leadership to reinstate the language that will protect all of our votes by limiting mail-in voting.
Last week, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan actually refused to come out of his office to preside over discussions in the Senate about voter integrity. That’s the opposite of leadership. Duncan wouldn’t do his job in Georgia, but he went on Meet the Press to castigate members of his own Party who are trying to ensure the integrity of our state’s elections.
Duncan talks about presiding over a new, progressive “G.O.P. 2.0,” but his views on voter integrity are seriously out of step with the vast majority of Republican voters. They’re even out of step with the majority of Democratic voters polled nationwide.
A recent Rasmussen survey shows that the vast majority of U.S. voters support laws requiring people to show official I.D. before voting. Not only do 89% of Republican voters support voter I.D. laws: 77% of non-affiliated voters and even 60% of Democratic voters now support laws requiring voter I.D.
These numbers are significantly higher than just two years ago, when Rasmussen reported that 67% of all voters said they supported voter I.D. laws. That’s an astonishing 22% increase in just one election cycle. Despite what Democratic and liberal activists are saying, even members of their own Party are worried about voter fraud and don’t trust the security of our elections.
The best way to prevent voter fraud is to limit voting by mail while providing every citizen with ample time and opportunities to vote in person. Georgia already ranks among the states with the most generous early-voting rules in the nation. And Senate Bill 202 offers many improvements to make our votes more secure. For example, the bill requires real I.D. verification for absentee voting instead of relying solely on signature matching.
We cannot fail and must address no-excuse absentee voting in SB 202, especially after including it in previous versions of SB 241. As candidate for Lt. Governor, I urge the members of the House and the Senate, as well as Governor Kemp, to put the language limiting no-excuse absentee voting into SB 202.
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March 15, 2021
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SEAVER RECOGNIZES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CONSERVATIVE WOMEN DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, CONDEMNS BIDEN’S RADICAL ANTI-WOMAN AGENDA
SAVANNAH (March 15, 2021) – Jeanne Seaver, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, who built the first Women for Trump Coalition in Georgia and served as President Trump’s official state-wide grassroots campaign coordinator in 2016, praised the efforts of conservative women trailblazers and activists in recognition of Women’s History Month.
Seaver said she was dismayed by the rollback of true women’s rights under the Biden administration and the failure by the media and educators to recognize the contributions of conservative women during this month dedicated to celebrating women.
“President Biden’s first actions in office were intentionally and extremely hostile to women. By signing an executive order allowing any male to even temporarily define himself as female in youth sports, he denied countless young women the opportunity to excel in women’s sports. This callous act will discourage young women from pursuing sports competition as a way to pay for college and damage their chances to receive recognition as exceptional woman athletes, even though polls show that three quarters of Americans oppose allowing biological males to compete against female athletes,” Seaver said.
She added, “Biden also opposes the Culture of Life and is pursuing a radical pro-abortion agenda. By repealing the Mexico City Policy, he is already forcing American taxpayers to subsidize pro-abortion advocacy in other countries, and he has pledged to reverse President Trump’s efforts to prevent taxpayers from having to subsidize non-profit abortion providers and activists in America.”
Seaver went on to recognize the conservative women elected officials, historical figures, and especially grassroots organizers who work in the shadows to protect and preserve conservative American values.
“As a grassroots organizer and community volunteer of thirty years, I know that conservative women deserve praise for caring for their families and communities while engaging in political activism. Go to any TEA Party, or Eagle Forum, or Conservative Republican Women event anywhere in Georgia, and you will meet the very best women our Party and our state has to offer,” Seaver said. “Conservative women show up to protect children in the foster care system.” Seaver is also grateful to our first lady Marty Kemp and her combating human trafficking through the GRACE Commission. “We show up to lobby against Common Core and the radicals taking over our public schools. We show up to lobby for life, and we’re there for every conservative issue from Fair Tax to family values to defending women and children from violence.”
“When you go down to the Georgia State Capitol, you’ll find women lobbyists leading and working alongside conservative men to protect our values. Neither the Republican Party nor the conservative citizen activist movement nor conservative religious advocates could function without the support and leadership of women. Georgia is more than ready for leadership by conservative women.”
Seaver cited strong conservative female heroes who have been ignored or rejected by mainstream media during Women’s History Month. “We have Amy Coney Barrett, a true role model in her family and public life, nominated by Donald Trump to the Supreme Court, and, like Justice Thomas, a true defender of conservative values,” Seaver noted. “We have Governor and former Congresswoman Kristi Noem of South Dakota, whose slogan is Under God, the People Rule, who is leading the way to protect parental choice in education and responsible fiscal policies. We have towering historical figures such as Margaret Thatcher, Clare Booth Luce, Phyllis Schlafly, and Alveda King (niece of Martin L. King, Jr.), who changed the course of their nation’s histories. And we have political organizations, from the Susan B. Anthony Foundation, to Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, to Concerned Women for America, to Faith and Freedom Coalition, to Students for Life, and, of course, Conservative Republican Women, who have worked tirelessly to keep the fire lit in conservative politics when it might have dimmed without our tending.”
“Most of all,” said Seaver, “I think this month is the time to recognize the women in the conservative grassroots who keep the movement going. Some of these women are single mothers, not by choice, who work long hours and raise children and still find time to make phone calls and run meetings. Some show up at the Capitol throughout the session to defend family values and all our causes. Some are parents of large families; some raise foster children; some work with children who are endangered by sexual abuse or other tragedies. Some focus on saving – literally saving – all children’s education from radical leftists. The commonality among all these women is that they are hard workers, that they are proud to be female, and they understand the power of their voices and what they have to contribute to defend our values.”
“During this Women’s History Month in Georgia, I am proud to stand with every woman who exemplifies the best we have to offer to the conservative Republican and citizen activist movements. There are no happier women in the world than the women of our movement: we know we are fulfilling God’s plan and serving our purpose here on earth. And there is no higher satisfaction than that, for all of us.”
Jeanne had her first radio interview to talk about her campaign and why she is running! Take a listen! https://www.facebook.com/190129031083197/videos/747454882809574
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Contact: Jeanne Seaver
Seaver for Lt. Governor, Inc.
SEAVER COMMENDS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CPAC SPEECH
VOWS AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO PUT GEORGIANS FIRST, STOP CANCEL CULTURE, RESTORE VOTER INTEGRITY
SAVANNAH (March 1, 2021) – Jeanne Seaver, President Trump’s former campaign employee as Georgia grassroots coordinator in 2015/2016 and a newly-announced candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, today commended the 45th President for his inspiring speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday in Orlando.
Seaver said she would use his GOP battleplan in her campaign for Lieutenant Governor and put Georgians above selfish interests, restore voter integrity and stand up to the cancel culture that is that is trying to silence conservatives.
“I have been working for more than 20 years across this state to elect Georgia Republicans and the most successful one in my lifetime – Donald J. Trump,” Seaver said. “It’s funny how on too many occasions you elect them and then you never hear from them or they forget their promises to voters.
“Like millions of Georgians, I rejoiced when I saw Trump keep his promises to the voters,” Seaver said. “You can bet that I will be a Lieutenant Governor of that same stripe – one who puts the people before my own interests. I want to serve, get things done and protect Georgians from the dangerous threats now being imposed on our freedoms.”
Seaver said she was alarmed by Trump’s CPAC speech that outlined how perilous this country is moving toward socialism and communism. Unfortunately, she said, too many in Georgia have sat by and done nothing to protect us.
“Georgians are tired of lip service, and that includes me,” Seaver said. “You will see me push for Trump ideas like eliminating absentee ballot voting except for the military, seniors or the disabled. Voting is a sacred right, and as our President said – we should all get out to the polls and exercise that right on one day and one day only Election Day to prevent the massive problems we had in November.”
Like Trump, Seaver said she is fearless and has no problem calling out the cancel culture as well as attacks against law enforcement, parents who want their children back in school or people of faith trying to stand for their value system.
“We will not allow bullies to rule our state,” Seaver said. “As Lieutenant Governor you will see me as strong as President Trump and say no to the mob who that tried to create governing by intimidation.”
Seaver, works with private investment company for over 20 years now, a small business owner, a 20-year Savannah resident who announced her grassroots bid for Lieutenant Governor last week. She is a small business owner who has felt the same burdens as other Georgians during the Covid-19 crisis. And she has been recruited and actively worked the grassroots of campaigns for elected officials ranging from U.S. Sen. David Perdue to Gov. Sonny Perdue, Gov. Brian Kemp, former Congressman Max Burns and ran for Congress herself in GA 12th back in 2010.
Learn more about Jeanne Seaver at https://seaverforltgov.com/
Patriots! I along with other leaders have been working hard for you to fight for voter integrity in GA. Below is the letter we emailed to all our elected officials in GA and 9 of us visited the state capitol last week to deliver in person to our Governor, Speaker and other elected officials! Our letter is below!
February 6, 2021
VIA – Electronic Email
The Honorable Brian P. Kemp
Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
Attorney General Chris Carr
Honorable David Ralston
Georgia State House Republican Leaders and Members
Georgia State Senate Republican Leaders & Members
Chatham County Georgia Republican Delegation
206 Washington Street S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Re: Protecting Voter Integrity – Legislation & Resolutions
Dear Georgia Elected Officials:
We, the citizens of Chatham County, respectfully request your assistance in helping restore the faith of the voters here in Chatham County and millions of Georgians in our State. The 2020 elections have broken the trust that voters have in the election process and that trust needs to be regained through your efforts to bring election integrity back to Georgia for all Georgians.
* We support SB 67 – Absentee ballot application ID
Repeal the March 2020 Consent Decree. It changed the statutory requirement that the signature must match the signature on the voter registration card to simply matching the signature on the absentee ballot application. See attached one (1)
* Need electronic alternative to verify signatures
signature comparison software is utilized, it should be set for a 95 percent effective rate
* We support SB 68 – Bans drop boxes
* We support SB 69 – Ends automatic voter registration
* We Support SB 70 – Prohibits new Georgia residents from voting in runoffs
* We support SB 71 – Requires an excuse to vote absentee
* Eliminate No Excuse Absentee Ballots - revise current Law
* Absentee ballots should be reserved to those individuals who are too disabled to vote in person or who will be out of town on Election Day and all Early Voting Days
* Require that absentee ballots be received by the close of election day with exceptions made for military ballots when necessary
*We support SB 72 – Mandates monthly updates to election officials who have died
** We would like to add to this legislation - Require State to enter into agreements with other states to compare voter registration lists and Mandatory regular review & scrubbing of voter list (quarterly- deaths, moving out of state). Require every County Coroner to send list of deceased voters to the Georgia Secretary of State and County Chief Registrar to be purged from the data base monthly.
* We support SB 73 – Bans nonprofits from mailing ballot applications to voters
* We do not support ballot harvesting
* We support SB 74 – Expands poll watcher access
*We support HB 227 – Requires voter ID for absentee ballot applications
* We support HB 228 - Driver’s License or ID to clearly indicate that a Foreign National/non-citizen “Bearer Not a US Citizen” across the front of driver’s license
* We support HB 267 – Requires first time voters do so in person if registered by mail
* We support HB 270 – Changes time periods for the mailing and issuance of absentee ballots
* We support HR 56 – GA Constitutional Amendment to clarify that only citizens of the United States who are residents of Georgia shall have a right to vote in elections in the State, that are at least 18 years of age and meet the minimum residency requirement
* We Strongly OPPOSE HB 113 – Provides for same day registration and voting
*We strongly OPPOSE SB 37 – Elect the President of the United States by National Popular Vote
Other legislation we would like to propose:
· Review State contract with Dominion and consider changes to current voting machine system. Place a ban on foreign-owned businesses selling vote-counting software to State and a ban on any foreign owned entities having custody of any State ballot data (no machine connections or transmissions to internet). See attached two (2) on voting machine analysis.
* Reject any effort to eliminate the Electoral College. Any state compact to manipulate or alter the Electoral College requires congressional assent. Such a compact should not be approved, and any constitutional amendment to scrap the Electoral College should be rejected.
* Legislation that states that Georgia is a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State. No Federal Gun Registration is a requirement in Georgia.
** Counting Ballots:
* Supervised ballot voting in nursing homes by Board of Election staff and have Party Observers Present.
*Strengthen protections for observing both voting and vote tabulation, ALL vote counts must be observed by representatives from both parties
* Require that ballot counting, once begun, continue until complete-no delays or pauses
Other local Board of Elections legislation in Chatham County:
* Consolidate the Board of Elections and the Board of Registrars
**Chatham county is only one of two counties out of the other 159 counties in the State of Georgia that have a separate Board of Elections and Board of Registrars. This has been a complete failure and disaster over the past several elections and needs to be rectified immediately.
* Required to have background check on local candidates qualifying for office
*Mandate Law enforcement presence at ALL voting locations
Georgia Resolutions Requested:
* Resolution that the State of Georgia fully supports the Electoral College as prescribed and outlined in our Constitution
* Resolution declaring that Georgia is a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State
*We reject H.R. 1 – Short Title – “For the People Act of 2021” in its current language. All applies in language stated above on the federal level https://legiscan.com/US/text/HB1/2021
Again, we the voters of Chatham County and millions statewide are very concerned with Georgia Voter Integrity and want voters’ rights protected by following safe and secure protocols according to the Georgia State Constitution, U.S. Constitution and Federal Election Laws for all legal voters.
Thank you all for your Public Service for all Georgians’. We know it is not an easy task to have us all agree, but voter integrity is a very important issue to us all. A reminder that this is not a Republican or Democrat issue, it is an obligation of all our elected officials to protect all Georgians’ voting rights and that every LEGAL vote is verified and counted according to our right to vote, the most enshrined right in the U.S. Constitution.
We look forward to hearing back from our leaders in regards to this letter.
Don Hodges, Chairman Carl Smith, 1st Vice Chairman
Chatham County Republican Party Chatham County Republican Party
Marcia Smith – President Jackson H. Sherrill – President
Savannah Area Republican Women Skidaway Island Republican Club
Marolyn Overton – President James Burke – President
Ladies on the Right Tybee Island Republican Club
Conservative Women on a Mission
Carri Johnson – Chairman
Savannah Young Republican
Chairman Jeanne Seaver – Founder & President
Stand Up, Lead or Shut Up, Inc.
cc: Georgia U.S. Republican House of Representative Members & Georgia Republican Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeanne Seaver
Seaver for Lt. Governor, Inc.
JEANNE SEAVER ANNOUNCES HER RUN FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
FOR THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA
Seaver wants to be your voice under the Gold Dome in Atlanta in 2022
[SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, 02/25/2021] A Georgian of over 20 years, small business owner, and longtime community and political grassroots activist, Jeanne Seaver is officially announcing her run to be the next Lieutenant Governor for the great state of Georgia.
Like many other Georgians, Jeanne is disheartened with the failed leadership in the Lieutenant Governor’s office. She is rolling up her sleeves and is prepared to be a servant of the People. “Georgians deserve representatives who put the interest of the people first and push partisan politics to the back burner,” Seaver said.
“I understand the needs of Georgians and promise to work with the leaders of Georgia to increase everyone’s opportunities for success,” Seaver said. “This year has been a very tough time for us all. We need to move forward and continue to combat COVID 19, get businesses back up and running, get working Georgians back to work, and ensure that all of our children can go back to school.
We also need legislation implemented so all Georgians can feel confident that their voting rights are protected. I have plans to address all these needs.”
“Because of my business experience and my conservative, common-sense approach to politics, I know how to make tough decisions. And I am proud to be someone who has organized and listened to people in every corner of our state,” Seaver said.
Learn more about Jeanne Seaver at https://seaverforltgov.com/
Details of Seaver’s platform will be published in the days to come.
Video of this announcement is included in link below.
Jeanne's Announcement for Lt. Governor 02/25/2021