(PresidentialWire.com)- Last night, corrupt and crafty Brad Raffensperger defeated former Congressman, and President Trump backed US Representative Jody Hice in the Republican primaries.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, former President Donald Trump was “stunned” by Brad Raffensperger’s victory in the Georgia secretary of state Republican primary against his hand-picked opponent, conservative Rep. Jody Hice.
Raffensperger won the GOP primary last Tuesday with 52 percent of the vote, compared to 33 percent for Hice.
In the primary, the incumbent secretary of state won most Georgia counties, with the exception of the rural-heavy 10th House district, which Hice represents in Congress.
Two senior Republicans close to Trump told the publication that Trump anticipated Raffensperger to lose to Hice, who built his campaign around the incumbent’s handling of the 2020 presidential race.
Raffensperger, on the other hand, avoided a runoff election by winning by more than 50% of the vote in the GOP primary, allowing him to start campaigning for the fall election right away. A runoff will be held on June 21 between state Rep. Bee Nguyen and former state Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, competing to be their party’s nominee.
Even a few weeks ago, when Trump’s hand-picked candidate in the Ohio GOP primary, attorney and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance, won in a multicandidate field, many observers thought such a resounding Republican victory was improbable.
Trump reveled in his capacity to exercise extraordinary control over the Republican Party as he displayed his strength in elections around the country.
While Trump has continued to make electoral claims, numerous prominent Republicans, including onetime Trump confidant and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, have urged the GOP to focus on the 2022 midterm elections and the upcoming 2024 presidential election rather than look back to 2020 and its possible chicanery.
But it’s 2022, and we’re expected to assume that this dishonest politician won his campaign by exceeding the 50% threshold and avoiding a runoff, based on yesterday night’s results. Throughout the night, he stayed barely above the 50% threshold.
Georgia’s early voting period saw huge attendance, with the state secretary of state’s office recording 483,149 Republican early ballots and 368,949 Democratic early votes as of Friday.
That’s a significant increase from the 2018 midterm elections when just under 300,000 early in-person ballots were cast.
Georgia experienced a surge in absentee voting in the primary, with at least 29,220 Republicans voting absentee compared to 14,795 in 2018 and 31,704 Democrats voting absentee compared to 12,051 in the previous midterm election.
In 2020, Raffensperger established himself as one of the most despised Republican lawmakers in the country. In the 2020 election in his state, he dismissed allegations of fraud and corruption. William Ligon, a former judge and senator, presented Raffensperger with many facts while urging him not to declare the election.
Raffensperger rejected the message and never addressed the Judge’s report’s numerous issues.
Raffensperger spoke with President Trump on the phone, and the two discussed a list of problems raised by the campaign’s auditor. Raffensperger has never addressed these issues. On the other hand, he lied about the call and leaked parts of it to the Washington Post.
Georgia’s good folks had best wake up. It’s past time to abolish voting machines and absentee votes in favor of free and fair elections across the state, or the Peach State will be gone shortly.