Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that he has come under increasing pressure in recent days from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), who he said questioned the validity of legally cast absentee ballots, in an effort to reverse President Trump’s narrow loss in the state.

In a wide-ranging interview about the election, Raffensperger expressed exasperation over a string of baseless allegations coming from Trump and his allies about the integrity of the Georgia results, including claims that Dominion Voting Systems, the Colorado-based manufacturer of Georgia’s voting machines, is a “leftist” company with ties to Venezuela that engineered thousands of Trump votes to be left out of the count.

The atmosphere has grown so contentious, Raffensperger said, that he and his wife, Tricia, have received death threats in recent days, including a text to him that read: “You better not botch this recount. Your life depends on it.”

“Other than getting you angry, it’s also very disillusioning,” Raffensperger said of the threats, “particularly when it comes from people on my side of the aisle…


South Carolina US Senator Graham tries to deny the above…..

…Asked why, as a senator from South Carolina, he’s talking to an election official from Georgia, Graham said that “it affects the whole nation,” adding that his conversation with Raffensperger wasn’t threatening at all.

“That’s just ridiculous. If he feels threatened by that conversation, he’s got a problem. I actually thought it was a good conversation,” he said, adding that “he learned a lot about” the process.

Graham said that instead of trying to understand what was happening with the recount by following news reports on the internet, he decided to call the state’s top election official to get a firsthand account….

Graham denied that he ever asked Raffensperger to throw out ballots.

“I never said that. I said, ‘Do you have power as secretary of state to require bipartisan verification of the signature?’” Graham said, noting that he learned “right now they don’t.”

Raffensperger also criticized Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who is leading Trump’s recount strategy in Georgia, as a “liar” and a “charlatan” in the Post interview….


New votes found in Georgia recount ….

1,643 for Trump….

865 for Biden…..

The problem was a optical scanner that quit on early votes…

Trump would end up with 800 more votes….

Trump would still be 13,000+ votes behind Biden….


image of Raffensperger and Graham …