President Donald Trump is planning a trip to Georgia over the weekend where he will be doing some campaigning for Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue just ahead of a very important set of runoff elections.
Trump slammed the Georgia state voting system, calling it “fraudulent” and then went on to attack Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as an “enemy of the people.”
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“I told [the senators] today, I said ‘Listen, you have a fraudulent system’,” Trump told reporters on Thursday.
“I understand, the secretary of state, who is really, he’s an enemy of the people,” the president continued. “whether he’s Republican or not.”
Trump also made unfounded claims that Raffensberger “made a deal” to allow ballot harvesting and that he “read this morning where [former Georgia gubernatorial candidate] Stacey Abrams has 850,000 ballots accumulated.”
In 2019, the Peach State passed a law tightening regulations against ballot harvesting, allowing only for mail ballots to be turned in from the voter, the voter’s immediate family member or someone who lives in the same household.
Raffensperger accused Trump of “throwing him under the bus” on Wednesday.
The secretary of state wrote a piece published by USA Today in which he stated that Georgia has had a “smooth” and “successful” election, saying the state finally “defeated voting lines.”
“This should be something for Georgians to celebrate, whether their favored presidential candidate won or lost,” he said. “For those wondering, mine lost — my family voted for him, donated to him and are now being thrown under the bus by him.”
Not sure which hole in the ground that Raffensperger has had his head buried in over the course of the last month, but Georgia’s election has not been “smooth.”
There’s been a lot of controversy concerning the supposed “water main break” that occurred at State Farm Arena and the counting of mail-in ballots that might have been delivered late.
“Georgia Secretary of State, a so-called Republican (RINO), won’t let the people checking the ballots see the signatures for fraud. Why?” the president asked in a post he wrote earlier in the month. “Without this the whole process is very unfair and close to meaningless. Everyone knows that we won the state. Where is @BrianKempGA?”
There are a lot of questions that have yet to be answered. Hopefully, Trump keeps up the fight and we get those answers so that our election system can be protected and trusted for future elections.