Raffensperger: Biden Has ‘Surrendered All Credibility’ on Election Integrity
Georgia Secretary of State says ‘Democrat Party is the party of stolen election claims'
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) has slammed the Democrats over their push for radical voting measures, warning that Joe Biden has "surrendered all credibility about election integrity."
Raffensperger made the remarks on Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News’s “The Story.”
The top Georgia official slammed Biden’s questioning of the legitimacy of the 2022 elections, arguing that it shows that Democrats are “the party of stolen election claims.”
Raffensperger said, “Well, President Biden said what I’ve been saying out loud for several years now: The Democrat Party is the party of stolen election claims.”
The GA secretary of state was responding to comments made by Biden during his disastrous Wednesday press conference.
On multiple occasions during the presser, Biden appeared to imply that future elections, and presumably past elections, may not be legitimate unless the Democrats' radical voting legislation is passed.
"Speaking of voting rights legislation, if this isn’t passed, do you still believe the upcoming election will be fairly conducted and its results will be legitimate?” one journalist asked Biden.
"Well, it all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election," Biden responded.
"And it’s one thing — look, maybe I’m just being too much of an optimist.
"Remember how we thought not that many people were going to show up to vote in the middle of a pandemic?
"We had the highest voter turnout in the history of the United States of America,” Biden added.
"Well, I think if, in fact — no matter how hard they make it for minorities to vote, I think you’re going to see them willing to stand in line and — and defy the attempt to keep them from being able to vote.
"I think you’re going to see the people who they’re trying to keep from being able to show up, showing up and making the sacrifice that needs to make in order to change the law back to what it should be.”
"A moment ago, you were asked whether or not you believed that we would have free and fair elections in 2022 if some of these state legislatures reformed their voting protocols,” another journalist asked later on.
"You said that it depends. Do you — do you think that they would in any way be illegitimate?"
"Oh, yeah, I think it easily could be — be illegitimate,” Biden responded.
When the journalist clarified that the question was regarding “2022, sir — the midterm elections,” Biden confirmed that he did, in fact, mean 2022.
"Oh, 2022," Biden responded.
"I mean, imagine if those attempts to say that the count was not legit.
"You have to recount it and we’re not going to count — we’re going to discard the following votes. I mean, sure, but — I’m not going to say it’s going to be legit.
"It’s — the increase and the prospect of being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these — these reforms passed,” Biden said.
"But I don’t think you’re going to see — you’re not going to see me and I don’t think you’re going to see the Democratic Party give up on — coming back and assuming that the attempt fails today.”
Speaking during his appearance on Fox News, Raffensperger told host Martha MacCallum that Biden's remarks have hurt the integrity of U.S. elections.
"Well, between being here last week in Georgia and then what he said yesterday, he’s surrendered all credibility about election integrity," Raffensperger said.
"And that’s what I’ve shown that I’ll do, I’ll stand for fair and honest elections here in Georgia, with the appropriate boundaries and accessibility with security.”