During the 2020 election, one of the most unusual results that the nation experienced came from the great state of Georgia, whose electoral votes went to a Democratic candidate for President for the first time since the mid-1990’s.
Local officials were adamant that the results were correct, insisting that the growing population of capital city Atlanta had a similar effect to New York City’s control over New York State politics.
But this didn’t satisfy Donald Trump, who to this day has insisted that the 2020 election was rigged against him, and has often pointed to the surprising results in the Peach State to prove it.
This week, the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger lashed out on CNN, and took an ugly shot at Trump in the process.
“I’m a lifelong Republican. At the end of the day, I have to always put, you know, my duty to the Constitution and to our country above all. At the end of the day, we’ve done audits, we’ve done investigations, and some of those are still ongoing, so I can’t comment on those. But vice president Biden did carry the state of Georgia.”
He continued, “I think at some level he must know that he did lose the election because his advisers, his lawyers, told him that he lost the election. In fact, books are coming out that told him where the polling was coming into the election. But people use elections and this narrative to really disrupt and destroy confidence in the election process. We’ve done three counts on this. The initial count, the 100 percent hand recount, and then did a final scan count, and all three results were very close. At the end of the day, President Trump came up short in Georgia.”
The state is also investigating a phone call from Trump to Raffensberger during the post-election fracas, in which the President is said to have pushed for election officials to reexamine the results.