Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, after calling the fraud claims unfounded, now joined his fellow Republicans in publicly acknowledging that absentee voting “opens the door to illegal voting.”
Raffensperger, after being criticized by his fellow Republicans and even by President Trump himself, for not having cooperated in the investigations and complaints about the alleged electoral fraud that shook the state he represents, on Wednesday, Dec. 23, recognized that the absentee vote favors illegal elections and joined the call to eliminate the practice, during a hearing in the Georgia House.
Some states like Georgia imposed absentee voting “without justification” in the 2020 election, using the pretext that voters should avoid crowds at polling places during the CCP Virus pandemic.
President Trump and his colleagues announced early in the pandemic that promoting such a voting system, as Democratic governments were doing, would create unnecessary chaos by making the electoral system illegal.
The prognosis was right and fraud was evident throughout the country. Especially in some key states such as Georgia, where the governor, Brian Kemp and Raffensperger, turned out to be Republicans who betrayed their principles hiding and denying the fraud.
Raffensperger has now turned his speech around, and contradicting his own words declared, “The system of unjustified absentee voting opens the door to possible illegal voting.”
In addition to changing the standard for who can vote absentee, Raffensberger also called for imposing a voter ID requirement for absentee ballots, instead of the current signature matching system, which could be subjective.
Republicans in the Georgia state Senate have said they will push to make this change before the runoff election.
One of the lawyers handling Georgia’s election fraud complaints, Lin Wood, issued a subpoena in November suing Raffensperger. The subpoena requires surveillance tapes, information, and documents to inspect the State Farm Arena facilities. The controversial arena is the focus of election fraud.
In a Twitter posting, Lin Wood published the lawsuit and said, “Eventually, people will go to prison in Georgia,” and warned, “Every lie will be revealed.”
In time, people are going to prison in Georgia.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) November 24, 2020
In late November, President Trump himself targeted the governor of Georgia and the secretary of state in a Twitter message, saying, “Why won’t Governor @BrianKempGA, the hapless Governor of Georgia, use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary of State, and do a match of signatures on envelopes. It will be a ‘goldmine’ of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state.”
Why won’t Governor @BrianKempGA, the hapless Governor of Georgia, use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary of State, and do a match of signatures on envelopes. It will be a “goldmine” of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020