Donald Trump asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to commit a nightmarish crime. But he held the line against enormous pressure.
Raffensperger just released his new spell-binding book Integrity Counts. We learn in detail how the ex-president turned the screws. And we also find out what life has been like him since the big man called him personally, according to AOL News. He wrote:
‘If we don’t have people of the highest character run for elective office, we will continue to fight disinformation, misinformation and outright deception, and the end result will be an erosion of public trust.’
Raffenperger survived the ex’s attempts to force him to “find” enough votes to hand him the votes. Of course, “find” meant cheat. And that was not who this secretary of state was. Soon his wife began getting texted death threats. People were outside of his home, casing it, stalking his family. We learn that he even had to have additional security.
Fortunately, that his protective detail was there to hustle him out of Georgia’s Capitol on January 6. Ultra-conservative protesters stormed it, too.
Then came the phone call. Raffensperger remembered that moment in his book, as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:
‘I felt then — and still believe today — that this was a threat. others obviously thought so, too, because some of Trump’s more radical followers have responded as if it was their duty to carry out this threat.’
Before going into public service, the secretary of state was a successful engineer and a Republican. Now, he is running for that office once more, but against Trump wannabes. U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R) came running at the former president’s call to run against the sitting secretary of state in a 2022 primary and received Trump’s endorsement.
Raffenperger wrote about Hice:
‘Ironically, Hice accepted the results of his own race, which he won, but objected to the results of the presidential race. Same voters. Same ballots. One, presumably, was honest. The other was “faulty and fraudulent.” He’s a double-minded person. How can you hold two opposing views at one time?’
Raffensperger also insisted that election fraud was not systemic, writing:
‘Our elections are both fairer and more secure than they have been at any point in our history.’
If Georgia wanted to reclaim its place in history, they will give Raffensperger his due.
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