Hell Broke Loose in Georgia

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Without evidence, Georgia’s U.S. senators demand top elections official to resign

Mr. Pursue and Ms. Leoffer have jointly alleged that “The secretary of state has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections. He has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down immediately.”

Georgia’s Secretary of State has responded:

“My job is to follow Georgia law and see to it that all legal votes, and no illegal votes, are counted properly and accurately,” Raffensperger said. “As secretary of state, that is my duty, and I will continue to do my duty. As a Republican, I am concerned about Republicans keeping the U.S. Senate. I recommend that Senators Loeffler and Perdue start focusing on that.”

To put this in context: Georgia Republicans are now divided into

  • a quite large proportion who wear tin hats and have embraced the QAnon conspiracy, which is a horse of a different color
  • a significant proportion, who are sure to follow Trump, Purdue, and Loeffler down their chosen rabbit hole, and
  • a goodish number who are sorry that Biden lost in Georgia but who have not taken leave of their senses.

If Loeffer and Purdue win the runoffs, as they may, it is only going to be by the hair of their chinny chin chin.

I believe that progressives may rejoice in the statement they issued this afternoon, because it will not be conducive to Republican unity and enthusiasm.

As the AJC has pointed out on other recent occasions, if you think the election is being stolen, and that your own Republican Secretary of State has joined the back stabbers, why vote?