Brad Raffensperger: I Let Trump Know in Call He Didn’t Have the Correct Data
… from MSNBC
[ Editor’s Note: Mr. Raffensperger is in the news again, defending his position of Trump having lost the Georgia race, calmly stepping through how his data was much better than Trump’s. And that included GBI and FBI investigations that found no more than a handful of fraudulent votes.
His data showed that 28,000 voters in GA did not vote for president, leaving it open, but voting down ballot. Senator David Purdue got 20,000 more votes just in metro Atlanta than Trump did. And Republican Congressmen collectively got 33,000 more votes than Trump.
This conclusively shows that it was Republicans who disliked Trump so much they did not vote for him.
Trump discounted anything and everything that refuted his claims of fraud, in order to hold his base and try to flip the election, figuring that he had nothing to lose.
The basis for this seems to be that without another term and presidential immunity, he felt he would be toast with all the legal cases pending against him, and the biggest new case being his planning, inciting, and pushing through an attempt to throw the election over.
From an operational viewpoint the Steal has been successful, in that Trump not only has kept his base, but more importantly has maintained his funding via their contributions and the dark money Repubs that are balls to the wall in wanting to get control back in 2024 with their tried and true puppet.
And last, Democratic disunity, not only from the progressive wing but the two renegade senators have blunted Biden’s agenda, making him look weak because he can’t control these people. This was a major factor in the Democrats losing the Virginia governors race, where Trump was not a major factor.
The Democratic love affair with banging the rainbow coalition drum endlessly, rubbing it in the faces of not only the Republicans but also the independents who played a key roll in the loss. They were are not onboard the white bashing critical race theory silliness that the Dems wrongly assumed is a guaranteed get out the vote advantage for them.
Parents that are big on that can easily teach their own kids about it. The white bashing in the schools that the far left of the party viewed as dancing on the graves of those they hated did not work out so well with the independent voters.
They ended up dancing on their own grave in Virginia, and are well on the way for a repeat of that in 2022, thanks to the successful trial run and demo yesterday… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired November 02, 2021
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, R-Ga., discusses his new book ‘Integrity Counts,’ why he calls for intellectual honesty and curiosity around the 2020 election and his thoughts on former President Trump’s phone call to him regarding the election.
In Integrity Counts, lifelong Republican and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks out against the former president’s false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election and hopes to restore confidence and trust in our country’s elections.
“Brad Raffensperger put public service above party service, and for that he is a true democracy action hero, and he is also my hero. His book serves as a reminder that American democracy is bigger than any individual candidate or election.” — THE HON. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, former governor of California
Integrity stands as the cornerstone of American democracy. Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, defended American democracy by refusing to bend to demands that he change the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election in his state.
Raffensperger’s defense of democracy made him a target of President Donald Trump for months following the election, culminating in an hour-long phone call in which the president told him, “I just want to find 11,780 votes,” the exact number he needed to win Georgia’s sixteen Electoral College votes. Once again, Raffensperger refused. Georgia voters had spoken.
A lifelong conservative Republican who had financially supported President Trump’s reelection campaign and voted for Trump, Raffensperger called for a hand recount of every vote to confirm the results and affirm the integrity of Georgia’s election. Still President Trump persisted in his personal attacks.
One of the most troubling questions in the wake of the 2020 election, Raffensperger says, is whether America will see every candidate who loses a major election refuse to accept the results and, instead, set out to raise money and build support on unfounded claims of fraud and corruption.
To avoid that prospect, Americans must come to terms with the scope of the problem, but doing so won’t be comfortable for either party because the 2020 crisis was not unprecedented in Georgia. By November 2020, Raffensperger had been challenging the claims of a “stolen election” for nearly two years.
In the fall of 2018, after Democrat Stacey Abrams lost the race for governor of Georgia, she told a crowd of supporters, “So, to be clear, this is not a speech of concession. Concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede.”
The similarities don’t end there, and when considered with some care, they paint a troubling picture of an all-too-bipartisan willingness to undermine the integrity of our democracy, and the public’s confidence in it, for the sake of personal and partisan gain.
Integrity Counts tells Raffensperger’s inspiring story of commitment to the integrity of American democracy.
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