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Politics Georgia secretary of state says he's a Trump voter 'now being thrown under the bus by him'

17:41  25 november  2020
17:41  25 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

The federal government’s chief information security officer is helping an outside effort to hunt for alleged voter fraud

  The federal government’s chief information security officer is helping an outside effort to hunt for alleged voter fraud The participation of administration officials in the Voter Integrity Fund shows the extent of the efforts by President Trump’s allies to justify his unfounded allegations of widespread ballot fraud. Federal employees are required under ethics rules to keep political activity separate from their government roles. Officials with the Voter Integrity Fund said the political appointees participating in the project are doing it in their personal time.

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp was already taking loads of incoming -- both in the state and nationally -- for his deeply controversial decision to begin reopening his state on Friday. He thought that President Donald Trump

Trump told ally he ' s trying to get back at Democrats for questioning legitimacy of his own election. "As secretary of state , I believe that the numbers that we are presented today are correct." Now that Georgia has certified its results, the state has met the deadline and Congress is required to respect

Georgia's secretary of state on Wednesday bemoaned President Trump's criticism of him and other elections officials in the state, saying Trump has used them as a scapegoat in the wake of his election loss.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Georgia secretary of state says he's a Trump voter 'now being thrown under the bus by him' © Getty Images Georgia secretary of state says he's a Trump voter 'now being thrown under the bus by him'

"By all accounts, Georgia had a wildly successful and smooth election," Secretary Brad Raffensperger wrote in a USA Today op-ed. "We finally defeated voting lines and put behind us Fulton County's now notorious reputation for disastrous elections. This should be something for Georgians to celebrate, whether their favored presidential candidate won or lost. For those wondering, mine lost - my family voted for him, donated to him and are now being thrown under the bus by him."

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For Trump , Georgia is a state he must win. But with such a razor-thin margin, Georgia ’ s secretary of state , Brad Raffensperger, said ballots will Raffensperger acknowledged that Georgia ’ s result has “huge implications for the entire country” and officials said the unofficial tally could be completed by

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Thursday evening that the state have just over 36,000 ballots left to count. David Perdue, R. Ga ., also fell just under the 50 percent mark needed to avoid a runoff election with Democrat Jon Ossoff after hovering over it for most of Wednesday and

President-elect Joe Biden was able to flip Georgia for Democrats in a presidential election for the first time since the early 1990s, an achievement Trump has alleged was made possible only through a "rigged" and unfair voting process.


Video: Democrat, GOP candidates trade accusations in Georgia Senate race (FOX News)

Raffensperger's office has twice confirmed Biden's narrow victory in the Peach State, with the Trump campaign asking for a second recount earlier this week.

"Throughout my two years as secretary of state, I have fought repeatedly to uphold the integrity of elections in Georgia. We worked with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to strengthen signature matching for absentee ballot voters," Raffensperger wrote. "In times of uncertainty, when the integrity of our political system is most at risk, the integrity of our politicians is paramount."

Raffensperger, a Republican, said he and his family members voted for Trump.

"Many of my fellow Republicans are men and women of integrity," he said. "They demonstrate it each and every day: fighting for their constituents, fighting for liberty, and fighting for fair and reliable elections. In times like these, we need leaders of integrity to guide us through."

No, you cannot move to Georgia just to vote in the Senate runoffs .
It is, in fact, illegal — unless you’re actually moving to the state to stay.“I hope everybody moves to Georgia, you know, in the next month or two, registers to vote, and votes for these two Democratic senators,” Friedman said, referring to Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, running against Georgia Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

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