Trump Unveils Election Day Conspiracy Theory From Georgia

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Outgoing President Donald Trump continues to ineptly sling lies about the electoral process in the United States as his time in office draws to a close. Amidst his just about never-ending flurry of nonsensical claims that the presidential election was “rigged” against him, Trump complained on Twitter on Tuesday — Election Day for Georgia’s two Senate races — that “Reports are coming out of the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that Dominion Machines are not working in certain Republican Strongholds for over an hour.” In fact, Georgia’s voting systems implementation manager Gabriel Sterling explained on Twitter, this issue was long since resolved by the time of the president’s tweet.

Trump’s effort to sow doubt about the integrity of the electoral system fell flat yet again. He tweeted as follows:

‘Reports are coming out of the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that Dominion Machines are not working in certain Republican Strongholds for over an hour. Ballots are being left in lock boxes, hopefully they count them. Thank you Congressman @RickAllen!’

The implication, of course, seems to be the idea that Republicans are being purposefully sabotaged via voting machines, which there is not and has never been any legitimate evidence for whatsoever, no matter previous clamoring from the Trump team about supposedly nefariously manipulated Dominion-brand voting machines. Sterling, a top Georgia figure who’s been in the news recently, offered a fact-check, replying to the president as follows:

‘And this issue in Columbia Co. was resolved hours ago and our office informed the public about it in real time. The votes of everyone will be protected and counted. Sorry you received old intel Mr. President.’

Sterling also publicly fact-checked the president after news emerged of a weekend phone conversation in which Trump tried to pressure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger into finding some way to change the certified election outcome in Georgia, where Biden won. During that phone conversation, Trump tied his demand for a change in the outcome to an array of false claims about fraud that supposedly swung the election away from him in the first place.

Check out Twitter’s response below:

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