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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that he has come under increasing pressure in recent days from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), to question the validity of legally cast absentee ballots in an effort to reverse President Trump’s narrow loss in the state.

In a wide-ranging interview about the 2020 election, Raffensperger expressed exasperation with a string of baseless allegations coming from Trump and his allies about the integrity of the Georgia results, including claims that Dominion Voting Systems, the Colorado-based manufacturer of Georgia’s voting machines, is a “leftist” company with ties to Venezuela that engineered thousands of Trump votes not to be counted.

The atmosphere has grown so contentious, Raffensperger said, that both he and his wife, Tricia, have received death threats in recent days, including a text to him that read, “You better not botch this recount. Your life depends on it.”

“Other than getting you angry, it’s also very disillusioning,” Raffensperger said of the threats, “particularly when it comes from people on my side of the aisle. Everyone that is working on this needs to elevate their speech. We need to be thoughtful and careful about what we say.” He said he reported the threats to state authorities.

The pressure on Raffensperger, who has bucked his party in defending the state’s voting process, comes as Georgia is in the midst of a laborious hand recount of roughly 5 million ballots. President-elect Joe Biden has a 14,000-vote lead in the initial count.

The normally mild-mannered Raffensperger saved his harshest language for U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who is leading the president’s effort to prove fraud in Georgia and whom Raffensperger called a “liar” and a “charlatan.”

Collins has questioned Raffensperger’s handling of the vote and accused him of capitulating to Democrats by not backing allegations of voter fraud more strongly.

Raffensperger has said that every accusation of fraud will be thoroughly investigated, but that there is currently no credible evidence that fraud occurred on a broad enough scale to affect the outcome of the election.

The recount, Raffensperger said in the interview Monday, will “affirm” the results of the initial count. He said the hand-counted audit that began last week will also prove the accuracy of the Dominion machines; some counties have already reported that their hand recounts exactly match the machine tallies previously reported.

“I’m an engineer. We look at numbers. We look at hard data,” he said. “I can’t help it that a failed candidate like Doug Collins is running around lying to everyone. He’s a liar.”

A spokeswoman for Collins replied to a request for comment by linking to a tweet Collins sent out on Monday in which he described Raffensperger’s “incompetence as Secretary of State.”

Collins ran unsuccessfully for Senate this year and is blamed by some Republicans for pushing the incumbent in that race, fellow Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, into a runoff against the Rev. Raphael Warnock (D).
 

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Also, Georgia:
Whoopsie Daisies, 3k uncounted ballots found.

But I’m sure nothing like this happened elsewhere...
 
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This is both a disinformation campaign and an attack on democracy. Lindsey Graham should be removed from office for this but his party will just look the other way.

To be clear - he's asking to throw out legal votes. That is appalling and as un-American a thing as one can do. F-him and anyone that condones this.
The next AG may take a close look at this.
 

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that he has come under increasing pressure in recent days from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), to question the validity of legally cast absentee ballots in an effort to reverse President Trump’s narrow loss in the state.

In a wide-ranging interview about the 2020 election, Raffensperger expressed exasperation with a string of baseless allegations coming from Trump and his allies about the integrity of the Georgia results, including claims that Dominion Voting Systems, the Colorado-based manufacturer of Georgia’s voting machines, is a “leftist” company with ties to Venezuela that engineered thousands of Trump votes not to be counted.

The atmosphere has grown so contentious, Raffensperger said, that both he and his wife, Tricia, have received death threats in recent days, including a text to him that read, “You better not botch this recount. Your life depends on it.”

“Other than getting you angry, it’s also very disillusioning,” Raffensperger said of the threats, “particularly when it comes from people on my side of the aisle. Everyone that is working on this needs to elevate their speech. We need to be thoughtful and careful about what we say.” He said he reported the threats to state authorities.

The pressure on Raffensperger, who has bucked his party in defending the state’s voting process, comes as Georgia is in the midst of a laborious hand recount of roughly 5 million ballots. President-elect Joe Biden has a 14,000-vote lead in the initial count.

The normally mild-mannered Raffensperger saved his harshest language for U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who is leading the president’s effort to prove fraud in Georgia and whom Raffensperger called a “liar” and a “charlatan.”

Collins has questioned Raffensperger’s handling of the vote and accused him of capitulating to Democrats by not backing allegations of voter fraud more strongly.

Raffensperger has said that every accusation of fraud will be thoroughly investigated, but that there is currently no credible evidence that fraud occurred on a broad enough scale to affect the outcome of the election.

The recount, Raffensperger said in the interview Monday, will “affirm” the results of the initial count. He said the hand-counted audit that began last week will also prove the accuracy of the Dominion machines; some counties have already reported that their hand recounts exactly match the machine tallies previously reported.

“I’m an engineer. We look at numbers. We look at hard data,” he said. “I can’t help it that a failed candidate like Doug Collins is running around lying to everyone. He’s a liar.”

A spokeswoman for Collins replied to a request for comment by linking to a tweet Collins sent out on Monday in which he described Raffensperger’s “incompetence as Secretary of State.”

Collins ran unsuccessfully for Senate this year and is blamed by some Republicans for pushing the incumbent in that race, fellow Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, into a runoff against the Rev. Raphael Warnock (D).

Georgia recount unearths more than 2,600 uncounted ballots in Floyd County: Report

 
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This is both a disinformation campaign and an attack on democracy. Lindsey Graham should be removed from office for this but his party will just look the other way.

To be clear - he's asking to throw out legal votes. That is appalling and as un-American a thing as one can do. F-him and anyone that condones this.
This totally this. The Pubs have gone full dumbass at this point.
 

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Oh yes! I'm glad not a single person can make something up on Reddit. Thank you for the most trusted source.
The funny thing is if these ballots had been supposedly found in a Dem County it would be some fishy fraud deal. But since they were "found" in a Pub County, @Aghusker is all giddy LOL.
 

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Chris Harvey, director of the elections division for the office of Georgia’s secretary of state, also confirmed to the paper that newly unearthed batch of votes will be added to the state’s overall tally.

Luke Martin, who chairs the Floyd County Republican Party, told the paper the error is “very concerning,” but he added that it “doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue” and said he was “glad the audit revealed it.”

According to the newspaper, President Trump could see roughly 800 net votes added to his tally in the state as a result of the discovery.

woooooo 800.
 

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Chris Harvey, director of the elections division for the office of Georgia’s secretary of state, also confirmed to the paper that newly unearthed batch of votes will be added to the state’s overall tally.

Luke Martin, who chairs the Floyd County Republican Party, told the paper the error is “very concerning,” but he added that it “doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue” and said he was “glad the audit revealed it.”

According to the newspaper, President Trump could see roughly 800 net votes added to his tally in the state as a result of the discovery.

woooooo 800.
I thought recounts never changed anything. Hmmm.
if this was an accident, how many ballots could hide you if you actually tried?

Biden’s own Chief of Staff admitted that elections are rigged. Look it up.
 
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Chris Harvey, director of the elections division for the office of Georgia’s secretary of state, also confirmed to the paper that newly unearthed batch of votes will be added to the state’s overall tally.

Luke Martin, who chairs the Floyd County Republican Party, told the paper the error is “very concerning,” but he added that it “doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue” and said he was “glad the audit revealed it.”

According to the newspaper, President Trump could see roughly 800 net votes added to his tally in the state as a result of the discovery.

woooooo 800.

And another 1,800 for biden...... so, thanks I guess? 😆

But its funny the spin fox"news" put on it. It was all about the 800 that trump didn't get.... not the 1800 Biden didn't.
 

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I thought recounts never changed anything. Hmmm.
if this was an accident, how many ballots could hide you if you actually tried?

Biden’s own Chief of Staff admitted that elections are rigged. Look it up.
Yeah he said they're rigged in context of gerrymandered districts which pubs absolutely love.
 
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Ronald Klain, Biden's new chief of staff, raises eyebrows with 2014 tweet saying elections are 'rigged'
The article Klain was responding to was about gerrymandering and incumbent reelection rates

Not quite what was being insinuated in the above post.
 

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I thought recounts never changed anything. Hmmm.
if this was an accident, how many ballots could hide you if you actually tried?

Biden’s own Chief of Staff admitted that elections are rigged. Look it up.
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I thought recounts never changed anything. Hmmm.
if this was an accident, how many ballots could hide you if you actually tried?

Biden’s own Chief of Staff admitted that elections are rigged. Look it up.

You look it up. and get back to me. And not from Fox or Newmax or ONN or QANON or any other right wing rag.

NM: I did it for you. And it's not apples to apples.


New Biden chief of staff alleged rigged elections in 2014 tweet
Fox News host Shannon Bream has the very latest on 'Fox News @ Night.'
President-elect Biden's newly announced pick for White House chief of staff is raising eyebrows over a 2014 tweet that said elections are "rigged," though he was responding to an article about incumbency advantage and not election fraud.

Ronald Klain, a longtime aide of Biden, on Wednesday night became the first announced appointee by the Biden-Harris transition team. The Democratic operative previously worked as a senior adviser to the Biden-Harris campaign and served as the former vice president’s chief of staff during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011.
However, an old tweet written by Klain appears to be coming back to haunt him.
BIDEN SELECTS RONALD KLAIN AS WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF
Back in 2014, Vox published an article based on a finding from a Rasmussen poll with the headline, "68% of Americans think elections are rigged."
Vox shared the report on Twitter, which sparked a reaction from the Biden ally.
"@voxdotcom That's because they are," Klain replied. The Tweet was still up as Thursday morning.
The Vox article Klain was responding to at the time was about gerrymandering and incumbent reelection rates and said "Americans think elections are rigged in favor of incumbents. And they're basically right."
(LOL Should have favored Trump then....Right?)

Wrote Vox’s Ezra Klein: “The problem here isn't fraud. In elections, like in so much else, the scandal is what's legal.
Klein continued: “Incumbents get a voice in gerrymandering — meaning that the politicians, in an inversion of the normal rules of democracy, get to choose their voters.”

The tweet went viral Wednesday night among Biden's critics, especially amid President Trump's ongoing legal battles challenging the results of the presidential election in several states.
 
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You look it up. and get back to me. And not from Fox or Newmax or ONN or QANON or any other right wing rag.
So he is justified in calling it rigged, but if Trump calls it rigged due to fraud, it’s a threat to democracy? Got it.
 
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So he is justified in calling it rigged, but if Trump calls it rigged due to fraud, it’s a threat to democracy? Got it.

Trump is calling it rigged because he lost. This guys argument has to do with gerrymandering and the role it plays in elections. Clearly he was wrong because the Incumbent just got his ass kicked. Or maybe he was was right and Trump was lucky gerrymandering was in place or the beat down would have been worse.
 

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Weird, I just don’t see near the same outrage from Trumpies about Graham even though they’ve clearly said they just want to make sure it was a fair election. It’s almost like they don’t really want a fair election, they want an election their guy wins. Shocking
 

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This is both a disinformation campaign and an attack on democracy. Lindsey Graham should be removed from office for this but his party will just look the other way.

To be clear - he's asking to throw out legal votes. That is appalling and as un-American a thing as one can do. F-him and anyone that condones this.
Yea, but he only wants to throw out the black votes.

So in his mind, and most GOPers and Trumps that is ok.
 

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Wtf. Why is a South Carolina Senator talking to state's election commissioners?

The simple answer is because anything goes with the Republicans anymore. The pubes think the dems are corrupt and rigged the election. The truth is there was no widespread voter fraud but the Republicans are doing their best to manufacture the fraud themselves. They will literally do anything to keep power, even if it means destroying the constitution.
 
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