The results of the Republican primary elections in Georgia this week have given much cause for concern.
Brian Kemp was getting 52% of the votes and his main challenger, David Perdue, was getting 38% of the votes just before the race.
On Primary Day in Georgia, Kemp gets 74% and Perdue gets 22%. Nobody in any election in America gets 74% of the votes. Ever. It doesn’t happen.
Brian Kemp’s funny numbers are not the only funny numbers in the Georgia primaries either. In the race for insurance commissioner, Trump-endorsed candidate Patrick Witt lost to a nobody named John King — and John King got 70% of the votes!
Now take a look at Patrick Witt’s numbers county by county: he got the same percentage of votes in 122 out of 159 counties in Georgia.
Let me repeat: the same percentage. Patrick Witt gets the same percentage in deep blue counties as he gets in deep red counties. Uniform numbers.
A month ago, the University of Georgia conducted a poll of Georgia’s Republican voters found very different results that directly contradict these funny numbers. In fact, the University of Georgia was predicting that Trump-endorsed candidates were going to win almost everything — which is happening in every other state in the country right now.
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So, to summarize, Trump’s endorsement is so powerful that Patrick Witt gets 52% of the vote, Jody Hice gets 60% of the vote, and Burt Jones gets 59% in a poll one month before the races.
On Primary Day in Georgia, none of this happened.
In fact, the candidates that were not endorsed by Trump went from single digits in the poll to commanding wins rarely seen in American politics. John King (who won with 70% remember!) was getting only 7% of the poll vote. Brad Raffensperger (who won!) got only 16% of the poll vote. Butch Miller (who might still win in a recount!) got only 8% of the poll vote.
Ask yourself: is that possible?
No, it’s not.
There’s more at the link.
When one considers that Kemp and Raffensperger were the politicians who went with the 2020 election results, without challenging them in any way despite overwhelming evidence of cheating, one can’t help asking whether they were involved in electoral fraud then – and whether they’re simply repeating their performance now, to safeguard their own positions.
I think this smells to high heaven. The question is, what can be done about it, short of going kinetic? And, if nothing less than the latter will do it, who in Georgia is going to call the dance? This isn’t something national intervention can solve. It’s got to be a local solution.
Georgia must sort out Georgia’s problems – otherwise the state will never again be a trusted member of the US body politic.
EDITED TO ADD: “Bear” Bussjaeger adds his thoughts on the matter. They’re worth reading.