Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has caught a lot of flack since the November 2020 Presidential election. In fact, if you weren’t aware of it, Georgia was one of the red states which suspiciously went blue for Biden and for two hard left Senators in the January 2021 runoff election.
Of course, Raffensperger likely deserves much of the criticism heaped upon him due to the changes to voting procedures (which were constitutionally questionable) and what appears, in the eyes of many people, to have been massive election fraud which those changes allowed to make worse. In other words, many people accuse Raffensperger of being a Republican In Name Only and accuse him of setting up a situation in which Georgia’s electoral college votes and Senate seats could be stolen from the rightful winners of those elections.
But even Raffensperger has limits to what he can stand (either that or he sees a scapegoat for the election issues trying to get out of taking the blame). Jack Phillips writes,
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pursuing the taking over of Fulton County’s elections operations, claiming that the Atlanta-area county has habitually failed to count votes.
“I think people are saying enough is enough,” Raffensperger said during a Just the News podcast on June 30. “I’m tired of it, but so is everyone else who lives in the other 158 counties [in Georgia].”
Raffensperger, a Republican who has been frequently criticized by former President Donald Trump after the 2020 election, stated that he will invoke Georgia’s recent election integrity law that allows Georgia’s Elections Board to take over elections operations in localities that have issues with counting ballots.
To be fair and to give the benefit of the doubt, I can’t say for sure whether Fulton County election officials are trying to do the right thing in a very incompetent way or if they are completely corrupt. What I can say, though, is that it’s about time that we had some transparency about what actually happened and whether there was election fraud. The truth needs to be known.