It only took three years, but the Georgia State Election Board and the Georgia state senate are finally moving to strip Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of some of his power, in order to investigate his actions in the cover-up of the stolen 2020 election. The State Election Board is asking the legislature to clarify whether it has jurisdiction to investigate Raffensperger.
Republican state senators have responded by drafting legislation that will allow this to happen. This could finally lead to consequences and a loss of power for one of the key players who participated in “The Steal” in 2020.
This entire situation has unfolded in the last four weeks, after election integrity activist Joseph Rossi was finally able to testify in front of the State Election Board on December 19th. Rossi and others testified about errors they found in the official reporting in the 2020 election which tied directly back to Raffensperger’s office. Since Raffensperger refused to answer any questions about those discrepancies, Rossi forwarded his findings to Gov. Brian Kemp’s office.
We’ve been talking about those discrepancies for the past three years here, by the way. When Georgia performed an audit of the election in December of 2020, the numbers didn’t match up. There were about 20,000 more “votes” counted in the election than they could match ballots up to in the audit.
This was obviously directly tied to the workers at State Farm Arena who jammed the same stacks of ballots through the counting machines four or five times apiece on video. If you count the same ballot 5 times, it doesn’t mean you have 5 ballots, but it does result in 5 votes.
They had to fabricate 20,000 extra ballots during the audit to make the numbers match up. The Secretary of State’s office obviously knew about this at the time and covered it up.
When Gov. Kemp’s office conducted an investigation of Rossi’s findings, they quietly issued a written ruling that Rossi’s conclusions were FACTUAL. Rossi also noted in the December 19th hearing that investigators, including former Assistant Attorney General Charlene McGowan (who now works in Brad Raffensperger’s office), and even former members of the State Election Board have been attempting to block investigations of the 2020 election in Georgia.
The State Election Board, which now has some new members since the 2020 debacle unfolded, was compelled by the evidence that Rossi presented, including the report from Gov. Kemp’s office that Rossi’s findings were factual. It’s kind of a gray area under the law in Georgia, however, as to whether the State Election Board has the authority to investigate the Secretary of State’s office.
The board voted in favor of writing the legislature for clarification on the matter. Twelve Republican Senators immediately took action by drafting Senate Bill 358, which will clarify that the State Election Board has the authority to do two things: Remove Brad Raffensperger from the State Election Board and conduct an official investigation into whether he covered up the stolen 2020 election. Booyah!
Georgia Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch is one of the original co-sponsors of the bill, so hopefully he will be able to whip enough votes to get it passed quickly.
Brad Raffensperger ticked off the Senate back in November, when he was supposed to come and testify before the Senate Ethics Committee. He opted to go speak at a Rotary meeting in Southern Georgia that day. Instead, Raffensperger sent former Assistant AG Charlene McGowan to testify in his place. She testified and gave non-answers about the 2020 election cover-up for an hour with a lawyer from Dominion Voting Systems sitting right next to her. Yes, that actually happened.
A court in Georgia just ordered Rudy Giuliani to pay Ruby Freeman and her daughter $140 million, because Giuliani said the 2020 election was stolen. Freeman and her daughter were two of the election workers seen jamming stacks of ballots through the machines at State Farm Arena, which resulted in the wonky numbers that couldn’t be reconciled in the audit of Georgia’s election.
Giuliani is ordered to pay $140 million for saying it out loud, even as the Georgia Senate is FINALLY getting around to investigating the rampant fraud in Georgia’s 2020 election. The evidence has been overwhelming since the very beginning. Here’s hoping that Brad Raffensperger’s days in office are numbered, and that he is successfully ousted before he can steal another election on behalf of the Democrats.