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Why does he have such a hard on for Georgia? (Original Post) cilla4progress Jan 2021 OP
That's where the media is focused on now. he thrives on this kinda crap. mucifer Jan 2021 #1
Probably merely because his campaign never even considered a loss there. hlthe2b Jan 2021 #2
My First Though, As Well ProfessorGAC Jan 2021 #27
It's probably about Ossoff and Warnock. dchill Jan 2021 #3
I was thinking on that, too.. maybe Cha Jan 2021 #4
He's fishing gratuitous Jan 2021 #5
He considers any opening a chink in the armor Cirque du So-What Jan 2021 #6
Agree Kitchari Jan 2021 #19
We're just seeing a small sliver of his criminality. C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #7
Probably several reasons: The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #8
He's trying to crack one Corgigal Jan 2021 #9
Looking for the first to buy in. Kid Berwyn Jan 2021 #25
Because the Same Phone Call is Being Made in Every Challenged State Stallion Jan 2021 #9
You are assuming he isn't trying to do the same in other states. LisaL Jan 2021 #11
He wants to say at his rally tomorrow that it is being investigated. Similar to "Hilary Clinton Doodley Jan 2021 #12
because THAT loss was especially humiliating Skittles Jan 2021 #13
If he can change one states EC votes mikeysnot Jan 2021 #14
Actually I think Joe & Kamala may get 2 more, 306 to 304 because of faithless electors. Tommymac Jan 2021 #23
Perhaps there's a strategy (of sorts) PJMcK Jan 2021 #15
:) All the above! I'll add that in 2018 he watched, with the rest of the planet, Hortensis Jan 2021 #16
because it was a soldly GOP state DonCoquixote Jan 2021 #17
He feels especially entitled to it because it was not considered a swing state previously. RockRaven Jan 2021 #18
Your assuming he only tried this in Georgia standingtall Jan 2021 #20
Yes, cilla4progress Jan 2021 #26
We don't know what calls he's put through to other States such as AZ. Hugin Jan 2021 #21
Arizona and Michigan have Democratic Secretaries of State. Not sure about Blue_true Jan 2021 #34
He threatened officials in other states too. pat_k Jan 2021 #22
Desperation. Sweaty, smelly desperation. nt Progressive Jones Jan 2021 #24
Georgia was supposed to be red. Along with Arizona and Wisconsin. haele Jan 2021 #28
Two simple words: Black People Stinky The Clown Jan 2021 #29
He hates Jimmy Carter marked50 Jan 2021 #30
There aren't GOP governors in the other states other than AZ Trenzalore Jan 2021 #31
GA has long been a red state; it going blue is a huge crack in Nixon's Southern Strategy Tarc Jan 2021 #32
It's weird, right? It gives me pleasure to know that we're keeping him up all night ecstatic Jan 2021 #33

ProfessorGAC

(66,054 posts)
27. My First Though, As Well
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 06:14 PM
Jan 2021

Arizona is probably stuck in his throat, too. But, Georgia is a bigger bone.

Cha

(299,118 posts)
4. I was thinking on that, too.. maybe
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:11 PM
Jan 2021

it's bc Georgia has been such a reliable gop state & now with trump they're NOT!

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
5. He's fishing
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:11 PM
Jan 2021

It didn't work in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, or Nevada, so it's what he's got left. Isn't it curious how there was cheating on the vote only in states that Trump lost? No cheating in states where he won. Luckily, nobody in the media have spotted this odd trend.

Cirque du So-What

(26,265 posts)
6. He considers any opening a chink in the armor
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:12 PM
Jan 2021

If he can eke out a victory, no matter how small, he will keep trying to wedge something else in that space, and so on.

C_U_L8R

(45,081 posts)
7. We're just seeing a small sliver of his criminality.
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:12 PM
Jan 2021

Just imagine what you don't know. It's probably quite horrifying and even more illegal.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,526 posts)
8. Probably several reasons:
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:12 PM
Jan 2021

1. GA has been a solid GOP state for years but this time it wasn't.
2. Black people voted in GA in record numbers and their votes got counted.
3. The GOP governor didn't do as he was told.
4. The media spotlight is on GA right now and he needs to be part of it.
5. He's a fascist and an asshole.

Corgigal

(9,291 posts)
9. He's trying to crack one
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:13 PM
Jan 2021

swing state. Then he say the rest are all corrupt, see?

Trump thinking, I didn’t say it would be smart.

Kid Berwyn

(15,576 posts)
25. Looking for the first to buy in.
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 06:13 PM
Jan 2021

Like selling apartments in a rehabbed building on a lousy location, getting that first one is really important.

Stupid, but Trump.

Doodley

(9,259 posts)
12. He wants to say at his rally tomorrow that it is being investigated. Similar to "Hilary Clinton
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:14 PM
Jan 2021

is being investigated." Similar to "I have two guys in Hawaii investigating Obama's birth certificate."

mikeysnot

(4,759 posts)
14. If he can change one states EC votes
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:14 PM
Jan 2021

He doesn’t have to admit in his own words that he lost in a landslide. Like he claimed in 2016.

The EC totals are the same but flipped.

Tommymac

(7,263 posts)
23. Actually I think Joe & Kamala may get 2 more, 306 to 304 because of faithless electors.
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 06:00 PM
Jan 2021

And a shit ton more popular votes.

Trump has been crapping hisself ever since.

PJMcK

(22,163 posts)
15. Perhaps there's a strategy (of sorts)
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:15 PM
Jan 2021

Georgia is Trump's best bet to change the outcome. It has a Republican governor, a Republican Secretary of State and a Republican dominated legislature.

If he can get Georgia to change its outcome, then Trump could claim that other states need to "recalculate" their votes, too.

It won't work mostly because it would require illegal acts and no one wants to go to jail for Trump anymore.

I'm actually surprised Trump didn't offer Raffensperger a pardon if he'd do what Trump was asking. I guess Trump knew there were too many people on the call. I bet he's pissed that WaPo got ahold of the recording of the call!

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
16. :) All the above! I'll add that in 2018 he watched, with the rest of the planet,
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:15 PM
Jan 2021

GA Republicans blatantly steal the governor's race, and others. He probably assumed he'd have no problem getting the same Republicans to steal GA for him.

DonCoquixote

(13,616 posts)
17. because it was a soldly GOP state
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:16 PM
Jan 2021

Where gov kemp used rally shady election practice to prevent Stacy Adams for getting in. The fact that voyers rejected him was a slap in the face.

RockRaven

(15,281 posts)
18. He feels especially entitled to it because it was not considered a swing state previously.
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:27 PM
Jan 2021

Just extra entitlement on top of his usual entitlement.

standingtall

(2,792 posts)
20. Your assuming he only tried this in Georgia
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:34 PM
Jan 2021

and I don't think that would be safe to assume, and if Georgia is the only place he tried this it's, because he didn't get what he wanted. If he would've been successful in Georgia he would've moved on to Arizona although Arizona has a Democratic Attorney General, but you get the point?

Hugin

(33,402 posts)
21. We don't know what calls he's put through to other States such as AZ.
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:36 PM
Jan 2021

There are always rumblings, but, this is the first hard evidence other than his shakedown of Ukraine.

So, I'd say it's a given he's been flinging the phone poo at officials in other States and Congress members. He spends quite a bit of time on the phone.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
34. Arizona and Michigan have Democratic Secretaries of State. Not sure about
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 10:54 PM
Jan 2021

Pennsylvania. But all three state have republican controlled House and Senates. My guess? Trump was hoping to get shenanigans pulled in Georgia to reverse that state for him, then he would put pressure on the House and Senate in Pennsylvania and either Arizona or Michigan to reduce Joe's total to below 270. I honestly can't believe that I am witnessing something like this in my lifetime, regardless of what some here want to believe, Bush won Florida in 2000 by around 500 votes - 97,000 people here wasted a vote on Nader.

pat_k

(9,313 posts)
22. He threatened officials in other states too.
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 05:37 PM
Jan 2021

If forget which ones, but Georgia wasn't his only call. We just don't have recordings (so far).

haele

(12,753 posts)
28. Georgia was supposed to be red. Along with Arizona and Wisconsin.
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 06:20 PM
Jan 2021

With party loyalist and fellow sleeze Kemp in charge, and Georgia was actually close enough to recount, he knew he should have just won, no problem (like Kemp did). But the recount didn't go his way...

If Georgia had gone his way, he probably thinks he could have had the time to work over AZ and WI SoSs or legaslatures enough to overturn their elections, then judge shopped to get PA or MI blue district votes rejected.
Georgia ruined his plans, man...he just could have gotten away with it if not for Georgia...

Tarc

(10,479 posts)
32. GA has long been a red state; it going blue is a huge crack in Nixon's Southern Strategy
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 10:18 PM
Jan 2021

which the GOP have been coasting on for 50 years.

ecstatic

(32,921 posts)
33. It's weird, right? It gives me pleasure to know that we're keeping him up all night
Sun Jan 3, 2021, 10:19 PM
Jan 2021

Just like he kept ME up all night during his failed "presidency."

Payback's a bitch, motherfucker!

We're going to have to get a restraining order soon. Some people need to learn when to let go.

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