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President Donald Trump is ramping up his attacks on the 2020 presidential election and now the Georgia Senate runoff election.
The president took to Twitter this weekend and declared that the elections happening in Georgia are “illegal and invalid,” The New York Times reported.
“Before even discussing the massive corruption which took place in the 2020 Election, which gives us far more votes than is necessary to win all of the Swing States (only need three), it must be noted that the State Legislatures were not in any way responsible for the massive changes made to the voting process, rules and regulations, many made hastily before the election, and therefore the whole State Election is not legal or Constitutional,” the president said.
“Additionally, the Georgia Consent Decree is Unconstitutional & the State 2020 Presidential Election is therefore both illegal and invalid, and that would include the two current Senatorial Elections.
“In Wisconsin, Voters not asking for applications invalidates the Election. All of this without even discussing the millions of fraudulent votes that were cast or altered!” he said.
What the president is talking about is a deal that was struck by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in March when he caved to the demands of former Democrat Georgia guibenatorial candidate and left-wing activist Stacey Abrams.
He made the deal sans approval from the Georgia General Assembly and that deal made it tougher to reject ballots as it required consent among election officials when doing so.
“The consent decree signed earlier this year requires Georgia election officials to consult with their peers on mismatching signatures, to ensure one official isn’t making subjective assessments of a signature match,” National Review said.
It also allowed for those who had rejected ballots to be given the opportunity to correct those ballots. How can these changes me made by a Secretary of State and an activist and not be the legislative body of the state?
“If the absentee ballot is rejected, officials are required to notify the voter within three days with an ‘opportunity to cure’ — that is, sort out whether they really are who they say they are, and work out whatever problem led to the rejection of the ballot,” National Review said.
And this is one reason that President Trump has spoken against the consent decree before.
“The Consent Decree signed by the Georgia Secretary of State, with the approval of Governor @BrianKempGA, at the urging of @staceyabrams, makes it impossible to check & match signatures on ballots and envelopes, etc. They knew they were going to cheat. Must expose real signatures!” he said in November. “What are they trying to hide. They know, and so does everyone else. EXPOSE THE CRIME!”
Abrams is still smarting from her defeat in 2018. A defeat she never accepted and was celebrated for it by the media. The same media that now derides President Trump for wanting a fair day in court.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke about just how wholly Gov. Kemp and Sec. Raffensperger were duped by Abrams when he appeared on Fox News in December.
“Stacey Abrams conned the Republican leadership in Georgia into a consent decree that basically adulterated the signature verification system so that you’re comparing the ballot signature to the application signature,” the senator said.
“The media doesn’t want to talk about this because Stacey Abrams said she was cheated out of the  governor’s race. She was hailed as a hero by every media outlet in the country as fighting for democracy,” Sen. Graham said.
“Donald Trump is fighting to have a fair day and to change systems that I think are flawed, and all of a sudden he’s the enemy of the people,” he said.