The America First movement is building steam within the Georgia GOP, much to the surprise of the people who had underestimated President Donald J. Trump. Since he left the White House Trump’s supporters have become more politically active than before in Georgia and they are still mad about the election.
Gov. Brian Kemp (R) was booed at the Georgia GOP convention, where a resolution was passed to censure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for ignoring former President Trump’s pressure to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.
Why it matters: The action shows the grip Trump has on the Republican Party in the state.
Axios notably considers transparency in elections to be a threat, claiming that the American voter was unduly pressing a politician to abide by election laws and ignoring the reason GOP members would be offended by Raffensper’s actions.
In Georgia, Governor candidate Vernon Jones has been outspoken about what he calls, ‘Stacey’s law” which was a “consent decree” signed by Kemp and then enforced by Raffensperger betraying his word to do the opposite.
Jones was a Democrat on the Georgia state legislature at the time of the election and he told me that not even he knew about the document Raffensberger enforced until after the election.
FLASHBACK 2018 CAMPAIGN PROMISES:
NBC reported in 2018: “Republican Brad Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia secretary of state. Raffensperger said he would continue Gov.-elect Brian Kemp’s practice of strictly enforcing ID laws and pruning election rolls of inactive voters.”
Raffensperger said he would make preventing voter fraud his priority, pledging to continue Kemp’s practice of strictly enforcing voter ID laws and pruning registration rolls of inactive voters. Any changes to state elections laws must be approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature for Kemp’s signature.”
Kemp’s Democratic rival for governor, Stacey Abrams, urged voters to support Barrow in a speech in which she announced that she would sue to change how Georgia runs its elections.
The Epoch Times reported on the story focusing more of the betrayal of Republicans who supported him:
During a convention, the Georgia GOP approved a resolution that states Raffensperger, a Republican, failed to perform his duties in “accordance with the laws of the Constitution of the State of Georgia,” WSB-TV reported.
The document states the failure stemmed from Raffensperger entering into a settlement agreement with the Democratic Party of Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Under the terms of the agreement, Raffensperger agreed to promote and enforce regulations regarding prompt notification if a mail-in ballot was rejected and regarding county clerks’ signature reviews of absentee ballot envelopes and ballots.
Georgia Republicans accused Raffensperger of “undermining the security of our elections by allowing mass mailings of absentee applications by his office and third parties which created opportunities for fraud and overwhelmed election offices; rendering accurate signature matching nearly impossible; allowing ballot drop boxes without proper chain of custody; and ignoring sworn affidavits and disregarding evidence of voter fraud.”
THE CONSENT DECREE EXPLAINED:
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776