This week, ex-President Donald Trump lashed out in response to recently enacted election restrictions in Georgia, where Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation into law that bans outside organizations from providing food and water to voters standing in line at polling places, blocks the usage of mobile polling places, imposes new voter ID requirements for mail-in voting, and more. Trump claimed that the legislation didn’t go far enough in addressing the imaginary fraud problems that he insists plagued the 2020 presidential race.
Trump, quite simply, sounds like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. For instance, he complained that the legislation “doesn’t have Signature Matching and many other safety measures, which were sadly left out.” He sounds like he’s still convinced that Georgia authorities didn’t even have any meaningful signature check process in place at all for mail-in ballots in the 2020 election, which is just false. Tabulators checked signatures submitted for every single mail-in ballot in the state, and a subsequent audit of 15,000 mail-in ballot signatures in Cobb County revealed no fraud.
Trump is peddling galling ignorance combined with a refusal to even try to engage with the truth.
The new Georgia legislation “de-emphasizes signatures used in the absentee ballot process and instead requires voters to provide a copy of a Georgia ID,” a Georgia news outlet explains. Meanwhile, the ex-president commented in part as follows:
‘Too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn’t go further as their originally approved Bill did, but the Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it. The watered-down version, that was just passed and approved by Governor Kemp, while better than before, doesn’t have Signature Matching and many other safety measures which were sadly left out. This Bill should have been passed before the 2020 Presidential Election, not after.’
Read his comments by clicking on the post below:
Trump hits Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, calling the election bill "watered down" and complaining it didn't happen before the election: "The Democrats in Georgia really push the Republicans around." pic.twitter.com/gbfZVH81Mx
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 6, 2021
Trump has continued to insist that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election since leaving the White House. His commitment to his whiny delusion is mind-boggling, really. He complained recently that The New York Times “didn’t talk about… how the CHEATING Democrats circumvented State Legislatures… in Swing States to rig the 2020 Presidential Election, or how Democrats paid for votes in many Urban Centers, in a little thing called “walking around money,”… massive Fake Mail-In Ballots, illegal immigrants and dead people who voted (for Dems), and much more,” but none of these things are reflective of reality! Democrats didn’t, for instance, pay for votes. That just did not happen.