Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, stated that both Republicans and Democrats must acknowledge that "when you lose you lose."
Georgia officials compared Republican efforts to reverse the 2020 election with complaints about voter suppression by Democrats.
After denying his request to "find 11780 votes" to reverse the 2020 presidential election, Raffensperger was made a target by former President Donald Trump
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Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, sent a message to Republicans and Democrats that were frustrated by the election results: "Move On."
Raffensperger spoke to Jonathan Capehart of MSNBC on Sunday and said that distrust in public elections can be attributed to both Republicans as well as Democrats.
"We have secure and safe elections. It is not beneficial for either party. I believe either party should look at their statements and realize that losing is a loss," Raffensperger stated to Capehart.
Raffensperger stated that Stacey Abrams (who ran for Governor in Georgia in 2018 and lost) "set the table for Donald Trump to make similar claims about election fraud." Abrams claimed that she would have won the election if it weren't for voter suppression in Georgia.
The opponent to Abrams, the then-Secretary for State Brian Kemp was both a candidate and overseeing the election process. The New York Times reported that Kemp oversaw the purges of voting rolls and supported tightening registration rules.
Abrams ended her campaign, but refused to officially concede the race. She claimed voter suppression had prevented her winning.
"When you take a hard look at what Stacey Abrams did in 2018, Georgia lost 55,000 votes. She challenged the legitimacy of our election. She then, with all of the national democrat leaders who supported Stacy Abrams' big lie, set the table and set the table to President Trump then just "to ramp it up, take it to the next stage," Raffensperger stated in an interview with Ali Velshi on Saturday.
Raffensperger said that voter suppression and voter fraud are two sides of the same coin. However, stolen election claims undermine voters' confidence in elections." Raffensperger added that there was no voter suppression.
Capehart responded to Raffensperger’s narrative on Sunday. A MSNBC blogger stated that Raffensperger was "sucking up Trump with attacks against Stacey Abrams."
Is it not dangerous and disingenuous for voters to confuse legitimate voter suppression with fraudulent claims of voter fraud?" Could you not do more to convince voters our elections are secure and safe? Capehart asked.
Raffensperger stated that "Elections in Georgia are safe and secure, and it's really disingenuous for the left to not really play a part when Hillary Clinton and all the other people supported Stacy Abrams and said she would have won had it not been for voter suppression." "President Trump spoke about voter fraud and then the other side. But neither of these were supported by the facts.
After he tried to force elected officials to change the 2020 election results, multiple investigations were launched against Trump. Trump called Raffensperger and asked him to "find" 11,780 voters to reverse the election.
Accept the fact that you are losing and move on. Raffensperger stated, "If you want to run again. Accept the results.