Once again we find Republicans are guilty of that which they accuse Democrats.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, told Washington Post National political reporter Amy Gardner on Monday that South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham pressured him to throw out legal ballots from specific counties.
Raffensperger said he’s come under increasing pressure in recent days from fellow Republicans, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, “to question the validity of legally cast absentee ballots to reverse Trump’s narrow loss in the state.”
Who else was involved?
“It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road,” Raffspenger said.
Is this how Graham won South Carolina by over 10 points despite polls showing him behind or tied with his challenger Jamie Harrison?
Lindsey Graham’s response to the allegations was to say he’s sorry Raffensperger misinterpreted his words in that way. This is the old:
• I’m sorry for your misconception.
• I’m sorry that you heard me wrong.
• I’m sorry you thought you caught me with my pants down at a Zoom meeting, I didn’t think my dingle-doodle was in the shot.
• It was locker room talk.
• I was laying down to tuck in my shirt.
I should be careful of my accusations because, as Borat said of Giuliani, “I warn you, Rudolph will not hesitate to reach into his legal briefs and whip out his subpoenas.” 😑
Trump’s constant claims of voter fraud perpetrated against him have no basis in reality, however, election fraud committed by republicans has proven to be real.
I’m old enough to remember when Trump accused Hillary of being a sore loser. She conceded when it became apparent she didn’t have the electoral votes to win. Biden won with 306 electoral votes, the same number Trump had in 2016, which he characterized as “a landslide win.”
With this new information regarding Graham’s behavior, legal experts have called for an investigation by DOJ and the Senate Ethics Committee. There is are intrinsic problems with both options: Mitch McConnell controls the Senate and Bill Barr controls the Department of Justice.
Graham is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Since November 03, he has redoubled Trump’s unfounded claims of “voting irregularities.” His questioning Raffensperger regarding the state’s signature matching law was not taken by the Republican Secretary of State as a concern for transparency, it was taken as a request to throw out legally cast votes in heavily Democratic districts.
Graham’s political bias casts a shadow on elections in other states where unpopular Senators won their elections by large margins: Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, Graham in South Carolina, Susan Collins in Maine, and John Cornyn in Texas.
Pardon my analogy, but I have questions and I’m hungry.
If votes were cookies, Graham would have been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Did he fondle other jars? How many cookies were consumed elsewhere? Most sticky-fingers aren’t caught with their first cookie. Graham is a cracker protected by the plastic wrap of Attorney General Bill Barr. So, what can we do?