2020 was another goat rodeo free of voting fraud (as proven by 60+ law suits filed by Hair Füror, all thrown out for lack of merit), but the Coup Klux Klan (the party of law and order!) is going all-in on punishing Georgeduh’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, for, you know, following the law and not following Hair Füror’s plan to overthrow democracy.
“He’s toast,” said Jay Williams, a Georgia-based Republican strategist. “I don’t know that there’s a single elected official who would put their neck out for Brad Raffensperger right now.”
…Jason Shepherd, the chair of the Republican Party in Cobb County, Georgia, said he has friends who are “completely uninvolved in politics” who tell him “there is no way they are going to vote to reelect Raffensperger.”
“I don’t want to say there’s zero chance, but at this point right now, it’s nearly impossible to find anyone in the party who supports the reelection of [Raffensperger],” he said.
OK, sure a couple of wingnuts telling anecdotes…
Earlier this week, Rep. Jody Hice, a defender of Trump’s effort to overturn the election, announced he’s running with Trump’s endorsement to unseat Raffensperger. And the Georgia Republican Party isn’t exactly sitting on the sidelines…
Closer to home, Raffensperger failed this past weekend to get Republicans in his own precinct to elect him as a delegate to his county’s upcoming Republican Party convention, said Stewart Bragg, executive director of the Georgia Republican Party. After Raffensperger wrote a letter asking to be elected, no one at the precinct meeting moved to nominate him, Bragg said.
OK, so they are holding a grudge, it’s not exactly like You’re Fired’ing him, now is it?
Raffensperger’s official responsibilities havealso been targeted by Republicans in the state. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled state legislature passed a law, signed by Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, thatremoves the secretary of state as the state election board chair — to be replaced by a person approved by the state legislature.
The law, in effect, hands control of the five-person board over to the state legislature: Two other members on the board are picked by the respective legislative chambers. The law also gives the state election board the ability to suspend county election officials, who are replaced by an individual picked by the board.
The Republicans have gone full-on, bug-eff nutty; it really is a cargo cult devoted to the mango-hued shitgibbon. Anyone who remains in that Republican Party seriously needs to examine themselves.