In a falsehood-riddled op-ed in USA Today, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger claims there is more work to be done to secure absentee voting, even after calling Georgia’s November election “wildly successful and smooth” and conceding that “no fraudulent absentee ballots” were found in an audit of the election.
In fact, no Georgia Republican can seem to clearly articulate why there is a need to introduce burdensome requirements for absentee voting that make it harder for Georgians to make their voices heard in our democratic process. Raffensperger is just one of many Georgia Republicans claiming to fix a problem that doesn’t actually exist:
“Brad Raffensperger is showing his true colors: he is no better than Brian Kemp or Donald Trump when it comes to restricting Georgian’s right to vote,” said Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “In an entire piece focused on voter confidence in elections, Raffensperger completely fails to mention that low confidence among Republican voters is a direct result of the lies and conspiracies that Donald Trump and Georgia Republicans fed voters for months. Now, Brad Raffensperger has joined the chorus of falsehoods. He is no hero when it comes to upholding our democracy — again and again, he has put his own career over the voters he was elected to serve.”