Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger appears to be flip-flopping out of nowhere.
For months, he has insisted that the 2020 election in Georgia was secure.
He said that there was no evidence of widespread fraud.
But today… the day of the Arizona audit hearing, Raffensperger changed his tune.
So is it coincidence?
Or did he realize that the tide is shifting and he is simply trying to C-Y-A?
Today, Raffensperger issued a statement.
He called for the election board members in Fulton County to be fired “immediately.”
Because of the “failures” that happened in Fulton County.
Hasn’t Raffensperger been telling us for months that Fulton County was secure?
Wasn’t he just telling us that there were no issues in Fulton County?
So… why is he now citing “failures” in Fulton County as a reason to fire the election board?
Something is not adding up… and Raffensberger appears to be in the middle of it.
Fulton County’s continued failures have gone on long enough with no accountability. Rick Barron and Ralph Jones, Fulton’s registration chief, must be fired and removed from Fulton’s elections leadership immediately. Fulton’s voters and the people of Georgia deserve better.
— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) July 15, 2021
JUST IN – Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, who is responsible for the certification of election results, calls for Fulton County election officials to be fired. https://t.co/vb4GmrazXk
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 15, 2021
Raffensperger thinks tweeting will save his reputation. He and Kemp are done.
— Steven (@GorgesSteven) July 15, 2021
This truly is a stunning turn of events.
Raffensperger must know about a “failure” in Fulton County that hasn’t yet been made public.
The USA Today confirms Raffensperger’s flip-flop”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Thursday called for the firing of two county-level election officials, citing “continued failures” in handling and administering elections.
“Fulton County’s continued failures have gone on long enough with no accountability. Rick Barron and Ralph Jones, Fulton’s registration chief, must be fired and removed from Fulton’s elections leadership immediately. Fulton’s voters and the people of Georgia deserve better,” Raffensperger tweeted.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this week that 200 absentee ballots in Fulton County had been scanned twice before the recount.
Three separate audits of Georgia’s 2020 election results found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
Raffensperger, a Republican, faces primary challenger U.S. Rep Jody Hice for another term. Hice has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who repeatedly attacked Raffensperger after Biden won the state in 2020. Trump also on Wednesday said he would not support Sen. Butch Miller, running for lieutenant governor in the state. Though Miller backs Trump, he has not repeated Trump’s false claim that he was cheated out of 16 electoral votes.
The pressure is building in Georgia.
There is a widespread movement to audit the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
Is this why Raffensperger is suddenly changing his tune?
It was Stacey Abrams AND Brad Raffensperger.
It was the AFL-CIO AND the US Chamber of Commerce.
It was Big Tech AND Mike Pence.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) July 13, 2021
When a politician feels the heat, he sees the light.
Now Raffensperger figures it's time for the GA Sect of State to address the "failure" and lack of "accountability". smh https://t.co/Y0lztdBi2U
— Ed Martin 🦅 (@EagleEdMartin) July 15, 2021
BREAKING REPORT: Vernon Jones Calls For STATEWIDE AUDIT in GA “Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger Failed to Conduct a Secure Election” –
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 10, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Raffensperger Warns Georgia County To ‘Clean Their Own House’ After Double-Counting Dozens Of 2020 Ballots Before Recount https://t.co/7xvOKwONNR
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 15, 2021
The office of Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has been saying this for months, but in light of the "NO CREASES" conspiracy theories popping up again, I thought I'd call some local officials in Trump-dominated places in Georgia. Again, it's nonsense.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 15, 2021
Even people who work for Raffensperger doubt election integrity.
Specifically, a man named Carter Jones has come forward.
Who is Jones?
He was handpicked by Raffesnperger to monitor the election in Fulton County.
Despite Raffensperger’s public statements that Fulton County and the 2020 election was secure, Jones has come out and said there were significant issues in regards to election integrity.
In other words, the very monitor that Raffensperger picked for Fulton County is a whistleblower!
AM Greatness has more details on the whisteblower’s claims:
A contractor handpicked by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to monitor election counting in Fulton County submitted a report back in November outlining the “massive” election integrity failures he witnessed in Atlanta-area election centers.
Incredibly, even after receiving the explosive 29-page memo describing repeated mistakes, and possible fraud in Fulton County,” Raffensperger continued to insist in public that Georgia had “safe, secure, honest elections.”
Just the News’ John Solomon obtained the memo from the contractor, Carter Jones, a consultant for Seven Hill Strategies. The report is written like a minute-by-minute diary detailing everything Jones witnessed from Nov. 2 to Nov. 7, 2020.
As Solomon notes, the report includes serious voter integrity issues, such as “the double-counting of votes, insecure storage of ballots, possible violations of voter privacy, the mysterious removal of election materials at a vote collection warehouse, and the suspicious movement of ‘too many’ ballots on Election Day.”
In one notation written around 4:00 p.m. on Election Day, for instance, Jones warns of what “seems like a massive chain of custody problem,” after observing absentee ballots arriving at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena “in rolling bins 2k at a time.”
“It is my understanding is that the ballots are supposed to be moved in numbered, sealed boxes to protect them,” he wrote, pointing out that these ballots weren’t.
Jones expressed concern over the sheer volume of absentee ballots flowing in. “Too many ballots coming in for secure black ballot boxes,” he wrote.
His report includes an allegation of an election observer who claims to have witnessed a conversation in an elevator in which a temporary worker from a firm called “Happy Faces” revealed his intention to “f-ck sh-t up.”
“I must keep an eye on these two,” Jones wrote. “Perhaps this was a bad joke, but it was very poorly timed in the presence of a poll watcher.”
He wrote that the two suspect workers had been assigned to a “team confirming and boxing ballots that have already been scanned to prepare them for later audit” because “this is the place where they could do least to achieve their declared objective.”
But Jones expressed larger concerns about the temporary staffing agency’s recruitment of workers. “What is Happy Faces doing to vet the people who they are sending to make sure that they are not sending in people who do actually want to ‘f*ck sh*t up?’” he asked.
Spokespersons for Happy Faces did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokeswoman for Fulton County said she would speak to elections personnel that worked with Happy Faces, but she had not responded further as of press time.
Jones’ report also sheds light on Fulton County’s infamous, and highly suspicious ballot processing operation at State Farm Arena on election night.
According to election observers, election officials ordered most election workers to go home at around 10:30 p.m. on election night, and the room was cleared. Surveillance video obtained by President Trump’s legal team later revealed that a few election workers remained behind and continued to count ballots after election observers and media had left. In his report, Jones describes what appears to be the double-scanning of ballots later on that night.
“News reaches warehouse that Sec. Raffensperger ‘ripped’ Fulton just came through the wire (apparently someone asked about Fulton stopping scanning at 10:30 while every other county is still working and Sec. said ‘Fulton can’t get anything right’),” the notes read.
It appears that Raffensperger has many legitimate questions and issues to answer.
And his flip-flop has exposed what he actually thinks.
According to his own words, there was a “failure” in Fulton County.
After publicly confirming an election “failure” (his word, not ours), how can Raffensberger continue to stand behind certifying Georgia’s 2020 election results?