Fox ‘Newt Gingrich: “The objective fact is that Trump probably actually wore Georgia … Republicans just have to cast more votes than Stacey Abrams can steal.” pic.twitter.com/xKhpwEBdqU
– Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 7, 2020
He found support in none other than Newt Gingrich, whom the Atlantic calls “the man who broke politics”. “The objective fact is that I think Trump probably actually wore Georgia,” he said. “I think the electoral process is a mess. I really wish the governor would call a special meeting to clean this up. “Gingrich went on to encourage Republicans to vote in the upcoming Senate runoff. “Republicans just have to cast more votes than Stacey Abrams can steal,” he said. Translation: How dare the former Georgia congressman and gubernatorial candidate combat the GOP’s tactics of voter suppression by working to register people of color?
Abrams has been working on registering voters in Georgia for more than a decade. She founded the nonprofit New Georgia Project to enroll an estimated 800,000 new voters, mostly black and young people who are often overlooked in the state.
Raffensperger equated Abrams with a low blow, the refused to let Kemp run the gubernatorial race two years ago, with Trump whose tweets are flagged as controversial on a daily basis. “So let’s discuss where we are and where we’re going in Georgia,” Raffensperger said. “All the talk of a stolen election, whether it’s Stacey Abrams or the President of the United States, is damaging our state.”
The difference is that Abram’s allegations of voter suppression were backed up by factual facts. As Secretary of State, according to a report by the nonprofit American public media, Kemp allowed an estimated 107,000 residents of Georgia to be removed from the electoral roll just for failing to vote in previous elections. And that’s only 15% of the nearly 700,000 voters who were removed from the electoral roll prior to the gubernatorial elections. Kemp, who incidentally oversaw the elections in which he took part, also allowed the closure of more than 200 polling stations across the state, mainly in poor color communities. It resulted in an estimated 54,000 to 85,000 voters being banned from casting ballots, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. And last October, Kemp put 53,000 voter registrations from mostly black voters “into the electoral situation”. The Washington Post reported. “The move was the result of an ‘exact match’ policy where even a single digit or misplaced hyphen could derail the registry,” he said Post added. Kemp defeated Abrams by just 54,723 votes, and Raffensperger beat Democrat John Barrow by just 55,806 votes in a 2018 run-off election.
Biden beat Trump with more than 7 million votes. The president-elect received 306 votes to Trump’s 232. The election was closer than it should have been considering that the president has led us into a deadly pandemic, but it was by no means a close race. Now the President’s race in Georgia was close, but Biden still won by more than 11,000 votes.
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