Forefront Books is scheduled on Tuesday to release Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s new book, which villainizes former U.S. President Donald Trump and defends the state’s November 2020 election results as authentic.
Raffensperger has titled his book “Integrity Counts.”
Georgia’s current secretary of state, according to Simon and Schuster’s account, “defended American democracy by refusing to bend to demands that he change the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election in his state.”
“One of the most troubling questions in the wake of the 2020 election, Raffensperger says, is whether America will see every candidate who loses a major election refuse to accept the results and, instead, set out to raise money and build support on unfounded claims of fraud and corruption,” according to Simon and Schuster’s description.
“To avoid that prospect, Americans must come to terms with the scope of the problem but doing so won’t be comfortable for either party.”
Author Mollie Hemingway said in her new book “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech and the Democrats Seized Our Elections” that Raffensperger’s actions enabled absentee voting known to favor Democrats during the November 2020 presidential election. Some of those electoral changes involved absentee or mail-in ballots, which Georgia’s General Assembly did not approve.
State legislators are the only entity the state’s constitution recognizes when it comes to authority over elections.
A group directly linked to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated nearly $5.6 million to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office last year.
Raffensperger spent that money on the 2020 presidential election. That Zuckerberg-linked group, the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), donated the money.
As Breitbart News reported, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $419 million to two non-profit groups that provided controversial private funding to state, county, and municipal governments for election administration in the 2020 presidential election. Also, $350 million of Zuckerberg’s money went to the Center for Technology and Civic Life, which spent at least $24 million in key Georgia counties. The Center for Election Innovation and Research received $69 million, which privately funded state-level operations through the secretary of state offices in 23 states, including $13 million in Pennsylvania, $11 million in Michigan, $5.6 million in Georgia, and $4 million in Arizona – four key battleground states that U.S. President Joe Biden narrowly won.
Under Raffensperger’s leadership, one Georgia secretary of a state official, Jordan Fuchs anonymously sourced a Washington Post story about Trump — a story that people now discredit.
The Post story cited Trump’s phone call late last year with Georgia Secretary of State Chief Investigator Frances Watson. During that call, Trump urged Watson to look for fraudulent mail-in ballots in Fulton County. The paper said Trump’s conduct and words — which the paper now admits it took out of context — constituted criminal behavior.
Writers at The Post, upon discovering new evidence, later corrected their story.
Raffensperger said in May that he expects to perform well within the Peach State as he seeks reelection.
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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
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