Georgia’s secretary of state says “dishonest actors” are misleading Trump on fraud claims

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference in Atlanta on November 30.  Brynn Anderson/AP

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that “the truth matters,” and pushed back against the “massive” spigot of election disinformation being spread by President Trump and Republicans.

Taking aim at his fellow Republicans, Raffensperger said at a news conference at the Georgia Capitol that “massive amounts of misinformation” about the election were “being spread by dishonest actors.”

“There are those who are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation, and frankly they are misleading the President as well, apparently,” he said.

Raffensperger also rebutted numerous lies that Trump has pushed about massive election fraud in Georgia and elsewhere, and said that the post-election audit and ongoing recount prove that the election was fair.

“Once this recount is complete, everyone in Georgia will be able to have even more confidence in the results of our elections,” he said, adding that the recount is on track to finish by the Wednesday night deadline.

Raffensperger also said his office will continue to investigate any credible claims of illegal voting and any violations of state election law.

According to Raffensperger, there are currently over 250 open cases of election irregularities still being investigated from 2020.  Nearly 5 million votes were cast statewide.

Remember: There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Georgia, which Biden won by more than 12,000 votes.

Separately, during the recount, a software problem slowed things down in Fulton County, which includes Atlanta. Election officials said Monday that this was no proof of any improprieties and that the mishap with the Dominion Voting Systems software was caused by local officials who did not follow instructions.

The incident fueled conspiracy theories online because Trump himself and GOP lawyers have perpetuated false conspiracy theories that Dominion orchestrated a nationwide vote-rigging scheme to help Biden.

Courtesy: CNN News

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