In an op-ed published at USA Today this Wednesday, Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger said he was “thrown under the bus” by President Trump even after he and his family supported him during his time in the Oval Office.
Raffensperger praised the state of Georgia for conducting a “wildly successful and smooth election” even though his preferred candidate lost.
“My family voted for him, donated to him and are now being thrown under the bus by him,” he wrote, referring to Trump.
Some Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC), have pushed conspiracy theories about the integrity of Georgia’s election, including one alleging Georgia’s voting machines were programmed to flip votes for Trump to Joe Biden.
“Throughout my two years as secretary of state, I have fought repeatedly to uphold the integrity of elections in Georgia,” Raffensperger continued. “We worked with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to strengthen signature matching for absentee ballot voters. We outlawed ballot harvesting and implemented a new voting system with printed paper-ballots that voters could hold and review before casting for the first time in nearly 20 years. We fought frivolous lawsuits from fringe groups and a failed gubernatorial candidate seeking to undermine laws passed by state legislators who were actually elected by the voters.”
“In times of uncertainty, when the integrity of our political system is most at risk, the integrity of our politicians is paramount.”
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