Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) has had it with Donald Trump’s antics. The president has been twisting and turning trying to find a way to cheat, lie, or steal his way into a second term. He may not care whether the American people like him, but their vote was a strong statement of how we felt about him: You’re fired.
The state has had a rigid ballot recounting process and a high level of election integrity. Raffensperger hit back addressing each one of POTUS accusations. One was that Georgia’s government would not let Trump’s international and national campaign observers into the rooms where the ballots were counted.
The secretary responded to Trump on his official Facebook page:
‘Again…are you showing up to the recount and find yourself in the back? The state of George placed the responsibility of recruitment of monitors solely on both parties. Don’t have credentials? Call your state party and demand monitor credentials. Find them horribly disorganized? Show up to their office and demand credentials.’
After that, the secretary posted follow-ups. He addressed the Dominion voting system, which Trump has surrounded in conspiracy theories. In actuality, the company is America-own, not from Venezuelan as POTUS said. In addition, ballot harvesting in Georgia is against the law:
‘**Ballot Harvesting** First thing I did as Secretary of State? Banned ballot harvesting. My proposal. We passed it in 2019. Truth matters. Integrity matters.’
The secretary also spoke about a lawsuit by attorney Lin Wood and claims by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) about matching signatures on absentee ballots. Raffensperger wrote that “Doug Collins is a liar — but what’s new:”
‘Let’s address this disinformation about signature match. We strengthened signature match. We helped train election officials on GBI signature match—which is confirmed twice before a ballot is ever cast. Failed candidate Doug Collins is a liar— but what’s new?’
Trump and his Republican friends in Georgia have gone after Raffensperger for its presidential election, where President-elect Joe Biden was the projected clear winner. Two sitting senators, contenders for the US Senate on January 5, Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) demanded Raffensperger resign for “failing to deliver an honest election.”
The president has been Twitter dive-bombing the secretary about Georgia’s voting and tabulating process system with lies. Twitter has had to flag his posts as “disputed or potentially containing misinformation.”
There have been no instances of any voter fraud scheme in the 2020 elections. Both federal and state officials called this election “the most secure in the nation’s history.” The secretary of state did not let himself be steam-rollered by Donald Trump.
Now, Raffensperger also has to deal with people trying to undermine the January 5 election:
‘Make no mistake about it, I will seek to prosecute those who try to undermine our elections to the fullest extent of the law. The integrity of our elections is paramount. Outside groups who seek to interfere with democracy in Georgia should be forewarned that the consequences will be severe.’
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