The Georgia State Republican Conference’s retribution may not have been swift, but from the moment the Peach State was called for Joe Biden, karma was certain. On June 5th at Jekyll Island, ignominiously known as the birthplace of the Federal Reserve System, the 2021 Georgia Republican Convention met, and in addition to re-electing David Shafer as Chairman they voted to censure disgraced Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Following heated and contentious conversations with President Trump during the count and certification of the 2020 Election results,
Raffensperger “failed to perform his duties in accordance with the laws and Constitution of the State of Georgia, and Republican Party values,”
The Party resolved in the censure tweeted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Greg Bluestein. The resolution cited two serious failures specifically:
- Entering into the Compromise Settlement Agreement and Release which changed Georgia’s absentee voting procedures outside the Constitutionally prescribed format set forth in Georgia law.
- Undermining the security of our elections by allowing mass mailings of absentee applications by his office and third parties which created opportunities for fraud and overwhelmed election offices; rendering accurate signature matching nearly impossible; allowing ballot drop boxes without proper chain of custody; and ignoring sworn affidavits and disregarding evidence of voter fraud
The document further calls out that Raffensperger’s “failures” and “fecklessness” were “enabled by the actions and inactions by others such as Lt. Governor Duncan, who denied there was election fraud and punished Georgia Republican Senators who asked for election audits; Attorney General Carr, who allowed his office to file an amicus brief opposing the lawsuit asking for inspection of the Fulton County absentee ballots; and legislative leaders who failed to fully address known election issues prior to the runoff.”
Gov. Brian Kemp Faces Some Karma Backlash Too
The GOP resolution finally called for Governor Brian Kemp and legislators to “repair the damage that has been done and commit themselves to securing Georgia’s elections.” Unfortunately, Kemp is in no better shape with is own party as WSBTV reports,
“Kemp faced the consequences of not backing the former president’s claims on Saturday when he was booed and taunted as he gave a speech.”
According to the WSBTV report, both Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger are up for re-election. It’s only a year away in 2022 according to Ballotopedia, and the Republicans of Georgia are likely to have a very long and highly accurate memory about these two RINO’s especially with the help of the America First political front consolidating around President Trump. Former Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones has already announced his run.
Jones will be a force to be reckoned with, the former Democrat flipped to endorse President Trump late in the campaign and stole headlines for weeks by crowd-diving at a Trump rally. Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) announced in March that he would primary Raffensperger to unseat the Secretary of State and President Trump endorsed him almost immediately.
The Georgia State GOP’s censure is just the warm-up round. Kemp and Raffensperger have no future in the Republican party, and like a cornered animal, that makes them dangerous to the America First movement. But karma always collects its dues.