Trump May Be Indicted in Georgia
But 2020 still casts a shadow over its elections
Sitting in his office in Georgia’s gold-domed capitol, Brad Raffensperger said he was proud his state “protected the vote.”
Raffensperger was on the receiving end of the phone call after the 2020 election in which then-President Donald Trump pressured him over and over to change the outcome in Georgia, saying, “I just want to find 11,780 votes.”
To the soft-spoken engineer-turned-Secretary of State, that’s all past now. His office was decorated with a patriotic eagle painting, given to him after he stood up to Trump’s pressure. His state, he contended, emerged with elections that are even more secure and accessible.
As Raffensperger spoke, though, just one floor above him speakers had filled the state elections board meeting to over-capacity. Suspicious of the Dominion-made voting machines, they lined up to demand paper ballots. “Until we can get rid of these machines,” attendee Jeff Jolly said outside, ”our winners are handpicked by a small group here in this building.”
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