"The management of the Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are rightly indignant," said GOP senators of the state's GOP-led elections, in which Democratic President-elect Joe Biden turned the state blue seems to have. The Republican foreign minister, they said, "has failed the people of Georgia and he should resign."
Oh, and by the way, GOP voters in Georgia, please come back to the polls in two months to be disenfranchised again.
In reality, there is no credible evidence of electoral fraud in Georgia, but apparently this is the Republican chess game – they just have to set Donald Trump's base on fire, even if there is a risk of depressing other Republican voters. In the meantime, GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger met with a one-finger greeting at the Senators' call for his resignation.
“Senators Loeffler and Perdue called for my resignation today. Let me start by saying that this will not happen, ”said the secretary Raffensperger said at the start of a long statement that the electoral process was a "resounding success", although Republicans are angry with its result. Raffensperger called the claim that the elections were not transparent enough "ludicrous" and said the biggest problem getting in the way of managing local elections is federal law.
"Now that Senators Perdue and Loeffler are concerned about elections, hopefully they can regulate these federal laws." Raffensperger said. As for the Republicans, who maintain their Senate majority, he added, "I recommend Senators Loeffler and Perdue to focus on that."
Wow – the GOP unit is so tangible it brings tears to your eyes.
GOP leader Mitch McConnell tossed his weight behind Donald Trump's fraud mania from the Senate on Monday, saying it was Trump "100% within the scope of his right to investigate allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options."
Just in case anyone was wondering if McConnell was worried enough about the ramifications of Trump's cleanup of his national security team to prioritize the country first – forget about it. As expected, McConnell is the only thing McConnell ever cares about: his own brute strength, regardless of the cost to the country.
Meanwhile, Georgia Republicans have embroiled themselves in a pointing and accusation civil war as they prepare to re-elect voters to save their Senate majority. Continue.
The runoff election in Georgia is January 5th. Apply for a postal vote by November 18. The early personal vote begins on December 14th. And register to vote here by December 7th.
Here, as always, McConnell sits down across the country:
McConnell admits the election resulted in victories for GOP senators and members of the House of Representatives. But for the presidential race, he says, "No states have confirmed their election results yet," and Pres. Trump is "100% in his right" to weigh legal options. He doesn't mention Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/X8rZUXVaOA
– CBS News (@CBSNews) November 9, 2020