The Real Context News Podcast #6: Georgia’s Secretary of State Raffensperger & Deputies Sterling, Fuchs on Election Integrity & Georgia Elections

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedInFacebookTwitter @bfry1981, YouTube)  January 3, 2021 (recorded December 31, 2020)

SPECIAL Sixth Episode on Georgia Senate and Presidential Elections: Election Integrity, the Rule of Law, Partisanship, & Georgia’s Elections with Georgia’s Top Election Officials: Secretary of State (SOS) Brad Raffensperger, Deputy SOS Jordan Fuchs, & Voting Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling. Spotify version here

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Three days ago, I interviewed Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs, and Voting Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling, presented here. Yesterday, President Trump called Sec. Raffensperger, Dep. Sec. Fuchs, and their legal counsel and tried to pressure and threaten the Secretary to overturn the legitimate, repeatedly validated results of the presidential election in Georgia just three days before the two special U.S. Senate elections in Georgia—pitting Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff against incumbent Republicans Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, respectively—are to take place, throwing the races and the country into further tumult. Most of Trump’s wild conspiracy theories and lies are refuted by my guests in this episode, in which we discuss election integrity, death threats, Georgia’s elections, the rule of law, and the state of our current politics. Special thanks to my guests and especially Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs for making this special, important discussion possible.


Georgia’s website fact-checking election fraud claims

Viral press conference of Gabriel Sterling condemning lack of Republicans’ willingness to condemn death threats

I am not familiar with Sec. Raffensperger’s record on voting access/suppression, and wanted to focus on this election, but at the very least he did implement an online portal to make it much easier to vote absentee, which we discussed

In 2005, only 37 Democrats in the House and 1 Senator (she making it clear she was NOT trying to overturn the results) objected to certifying Ohio’s Electoral College votes:

In 2021, 7 Republicans in the Senate and 138 in the ​House objected to counting Pennsylvania’s electoral voters, while 6 and 21 did the same with Arizona, on both cases a majority of House GOP, as opposed to the small minority of Democrats in 2005. And in 2021, the intent was to overturn the results from those states.

On Biden and Bork

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