Thursday, October 21, 2021

Trump rally in Georgia, then challenge 2020 presidential election results

Former President Donald Trump held a rally in Perry, Georgia, over the weekend, continuing his claims challenging the 2020 presidential election results and indicating a possible run for 2024.

Trump called on his supporters to “save America,” which he says begins with an “earth-shattering” victory in 2022 “followed by an even more spectacular victory in November 2024.”

Trump used the nearly hour-and-a-half speech at the Georgia National Fairgrounds to talk statewide politics, voicing his support for three of his picks in the upcoming Georgia elections. Trump is backing US Senate nominee and football icon Herschelle Walker, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock, US Rep. Jody Hiss, who is running for lieutenant governor for Georgia Secretary of State, and Sen. Bert Jones of Georgia. are.

Trump has current Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and Governor Brian Kemp — all Republicans who have been vocal in opposing Trump’s claims of a fraudulent 2020 presidential election that declared President Joe Biden the winner.

Trump told the crowd that he would have seen Democrat Stacey Abrams win Georgia’s gubernatorial race in 2018.

“Stacey, would you like to take her place?” he said. “for me it’s OK.”

Trump also referred to a recently released forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County, Arizona, which he says supports his claims of widespread election fraud.

The final, certified election results showed Biden winning the county, which includes Phoenix, by 45,000 votes—key to Biden’s 10,500-vote victory in the state. The audit, which was backed by state Republicans and conducted by cyber security firm Cyber ​​Ninjas, included a count of 306 more votes for Biden than the official results.

“It confirmed what we’ve all known for some time,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday after its release.

But the validity of the nearly 50,000 ballot papers cast in the report has also been questioned. It claims that 23,344 mail-in ballots were voted from an individual’s former address, 9,041 mail-in ballots were sent to voters, and 5,295 voters cast ballots in potentially multiple counties. It also questions the validity of thousands more votes, stating that they did not match the voter, had duplicate ballots, or were cast by voters who had moved out of Maricopa County.

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Trump sees it as evidence of his victory in the county and, more broadly, the national election, urging further investigation into the matter.

“If we don’t think about the past, you will never win again in the future because it’s all rigged,” he said at the rally.

The findings of the report have been opposed by local authorities. A member of the Republican-led Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which oversees the elections, tweeted: “CyberNinjas’ #azaudit draft report confirms that the county’s canvases for the 2020 general election were accurate and that the candidates were named winners.” was certified as, indeed, victory.”

And then: “Unfortunately, the report is also full of errors and faulty conclusions about how Maricopa County conducted the 2020 general election.”

Trump also brought up the recent indictment of a cybersecurity lawyer involved in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The indictment alleges that Michael Sussman lied to the FBI about his involvement in the campaign when he provided data to the agency alleging a mysterious computer backchannels between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank. A subsequent FBI investigation found no evidence of a secret backchannel.

“They made a hoax and we had to live with it for three years,” Trump said at the rally.

Trump called Biden the “worst border situation in the history of the world” for his handling of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and the recent influx of illegal immigrants along the US southern border.

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Nick Ciolino covers the White House.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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