Georgia Voting Law Punished Secretary Of State For Defying Trump: Election Official


Georgia Republican election official Gabriel Sterling told CNN on Saturday that the state’s new restrictive voting law was also motivated by revenge against an official who defied Donald Trump over his false claims of election fraud. The hugely controversial law signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday creates stricter voter identification requirements for absentee balloting, limits drop boxes for ballots, imposes shorter early voting hours and makes it a crime to offer food or water to voters waiting in line at the polls. The law also strips Georgia’s secretary of state of his role as chief elections officer. “I definitely wouldn’t have written a bill that took my boss, Secretary Brad Raffensperger, who did a great job… out of the role as chief elections officer of the state elections board.” Raffensperger’s office also released a tape of a shocking phone call to him from Trump calling on Raffensperger to “find” just enough votes to give him a victory over Biden after the election had been called. That call is now the subject of an investigation.

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