In March The Gateway Pundit reported on how Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger secretly taped a phone call with President Trump, leaked misinformation about the call to the liberal media and then tried to delete the actual audio in a “trash” folder.”
But then investigators found the folder and exposed how Raffensperger lied and tried to hide the evidence.
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As TGP contributor Joe Hoft reported back in April — Brad Raffensperger petitioned the court to request that Georgia not have to provide paper ballots in the forensic audit requested and awarded by the court.
But now suddenly Raffensperger says he supports the forensic audit in Georgia.
The New York Times reported:
Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, earned widespread praise for his staunch defense of the election results in his state last year in the face of growing threats and pressure from former President Donald J. Trump.
As Mr. Trump spread falsehoods about the election, Mr. Raffensperger vocally debunked them, culminating in a 10-page letter addressed to Congress on Jan. 6, the day of the Capitol riot, in which he refuted, point by point, Mr. Trump’s false claims about election fraud in Georgia.
But after a Georgia judge ruled late last week that a group of voters must be allowed to view copies of all 147,000 absentee ballots cast in the state’s largest county, in yet another disinformation-driven campaign, Mr. Raffensperger voiced his support for the effort, saying that inspecting the ballots would provide “another layer of transparency and citizen engagement.”
As Mr. Trump’s election falsehoods continue to hold sway over many lawmakers and voters, with efforts to review ballots still underway in states across the country, we spoke with Mr. Raffensperger about why he supported the new review ordered by the judge and how he thinks about public trust, or mistrust, in the electoral process. The interview has been lightly edited and condensed.