HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Georgia elections chief: ...

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:38 PM

Georgia elections chief: 'Emotional abuse' to mislead voters about fraud

Source: The Hill

The top election official in Georgia on Tuesday raged at what he described as politicians giving false hope and ginning up anger over unsubstantiated allegations of systemic voter fraud, calling it “emotional abuse” to mislead voters into thinking that the election was stolen from President Trump.

In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a self-described “conservative Republican,” declined to directly blame Trump for spreading baseless claims about voting machines altering ballots or “illegal” votes being counted.

But Raffensperger unloaded on Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and other GOP politicians he said were creating a dangerous environment — including threats of violence aimed at him and his wife – because he’s disputed the notion that systemic fraud was behind President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia.

“There’s just people who are really angry and they’re being spun up,” Raffensperger said. “It’s really the spinners that should be ashamed for playing with people’s emotions. Politicians of both sides should never play with people’s emotions. It’s one thing to motivate people, I get that. But to spin people up and play with their emotions, it’s emotional abuse and they ought to grow up and start acting with integrity.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/526530-georgia-elections-chief-emotional-abuse-to-mislead-voters-about-fraud

6 replies, 1320 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Georgia elections chief: 'Emotional abuse' to mislead voters about fraud (Original post)
sabra Nov 2020 OP
iemitsu Nov 2020 #1
YessirAtsaFact Nov 2020 #2
Canoe52 Nov 2020 #3
TigressDem Nov 2020 #5
stillcool Nov 2020 #4
TigressDem Nov 2020 #6

Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:42 PM

1. Democrats have not been misinforming people the way you (Raffensperger) are suggesting.

That kind of abuse comes only from the republicans.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:59 PM

2. ...they ought to grow up and start acting with integrity."

I agree.

This man would be a fine addition to the never Trump brigade.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 03:09 PM

3. "Both sides" I'm tired of hearing that crap.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Canoe52 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 04:12 AM

5. Well, as he is on the side that isn't... he is simply slamming his own.

He made no examples of DEM lack of integrity... which to me IMPLIES that ONE side is acting correctly

But you know if one side cheats... it is the cheating side that SHOULD be called out exclusively... I get that.

Still, for a Republican in this environment, he is really putting a blowtorch to their actions.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 10:45 PM

4. I don't understand at all why anyone...

would find fault with what this guy is saying. Too bad there aren't more Secretary of State's like him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to stillcool (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 04:13 AM

6. YES

IF ALL REPUBLICANS acted with the integrity of this SOS, we would NEVER be in this predicament again.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread