Senior Republican demonised by Trump reveals what's behind GOP election suppression laws: 'They got scared' | The Independent

  

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By:   Gino Spocchia (The Independent)

Senior Republican demonised by Trump reveals what's behind GOP election suppression laws: 'They got scared' | The Independent
Georgia's lieutenant governor condemns GOP for not 'moving on', and of being "selfish"

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Georgia's lieutenant governor condemns GOP for not 'moving on', and of being "selfish"

Gino SpocchiaThursday 09 September 2021 17:58 commentsposter.jpg?width=720 Close New election laws coming to Texas

A senior Georgia Republican and former target of Donald Trump has delivered a damning analysis of the party's attempts at restricting voting access, which he says was because GOP leaders "got scared" by defeat in 2020.

Geoff Duncan, the Republican lieutenant governor of Georgia, claimed in a book published on Tuesday that Republicans were restricting turnout — and particularly in big swing states such as Florida, Georgia and Texas — because they feared losing in future.

The remarks, which were reported by The Washington Post on Wednesday, were published on the same day that Texas's Republican governor Gregg Abbott signed a bill into law that restricts voting access, and according to campaigners, will disproportionately target Democratic voters.

Mr Duncan wrote in his book, called GOP 2.0 : "Unfortunately, many held to the theory that if more people vote, Republicans will lose, because they got scared, GOP leaders became too focused on making voting more difficult."

"We had a clear motive and selfish aims," the Republican, who announced in May that he will not seek re-election, wrote of the voting restrictions introduced in Florida, Georgia, Texas and around the country. "Nobody thought GOP efforts were anything more than attempts to ensure more Republicans won next time."

Mr Duncan, as the Post reported, goes on to call out Republican leaders for failing to conduct an analysis of why the party lost the House, the Senate and the presidency in 2020.

"Duncan's book can be read as the closest thing to an autopsy we're likely to get from any Republican who holds statewide office", wrote James Hohmann in the Washington Post . "As Duncan notes, the Republican nominee has won the national popular vote just once since 1988, and Democrats last year won Georgia's electoral votes for the first time since 1992."

The lieutenant governor told reporters in a recent interview that he would not vote for former president Trump a second time, if he was to run for office and secure the Republican nomination in 2024.

The two fell out in January after Mr Trump's call with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger was leaked, in which the former president appeared to ask for the results to be falsified in his favour.

"Donald Trump lost that election because he missed a lay-up, and he blamed everybody in that stadium for missing that lay-up," Mr Duncan, a former baseball player, told MSNBC on Wednesday. "We've got to take our medicine and move forward.

"I'm a conservative because of the policies. I think it's the best way to govern and to run our businesses, to run our families, and our future," he continued. "That's why I'm a Republican. But we've got to move on from here".

There has been intense speculation about the future of the Republican party, with Mr Trump not ruling out another run for office — while continuing to run a national fundraising campaign, and rallies. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have continued to run a Trump-line on Covid and voting rights, as well as abortion.


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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

The gop should be scared. Voters hate their policies.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  Tessylo    one week ago

They think they've 'got it in the bag' for 2022 and maybe 2024.  I don't think so.  More and more decent people have had enough of their thuggish tactics and voter suppression laws.  Why else are they passing all these voter suppression laws?  

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @2    one week ago

original

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @2    one week ago

They know they can't win without their magatard base - and they're killing off a lot of their base also with their Co-Vid knowing ignorance and lies and fighting children masking/masking period and Co-Vid vaccines.  

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    one week ago

We've got to take our medicine and move forward.

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Just Jim NC TttH
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4  Just Jim NC TttH    one week ago

Suppression? LMAO 

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Ronin2
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4.1  Ronin2  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4    one week ago

Not one of them has been able to answer what is suppressive about any of the new voter laws. They jump straight to calling people Nazis, Fascists, and "Jim Crow".

 
 
 
JBB
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4.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1    one week ago

Thanks to attitudes like your Georgia now has two Democratic Senators. Keep it up. Please...

 
 
 
JBB
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4.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4    one week ago

Duncan is a Republican. Ignore him at your peril.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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4.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @4.2    one week ago

Yeah right LMAO

Never heard of him and the only reason he may be speaking is for recognition for people like me and to garner some liberal buddies

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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5  Ed-NavDoc    one week ago

And another RINO speaks.

 
 
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