The Republican contest in Georgia

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  18 comments

The Republican contest in Georgia
I’ve been preparing for 30 years for a really tough reelection cycle, this is a battle for the soul of our state, nothing surprises me in politics these days. I’ve been in the fight to keep our economy up, to keep our kids in the classroom, to make sure our church is never closed in Georgia. I’ve been in a fight standing with law enforcement officials and our men and women on the ground every day. The other side wants to do exactly the opposite of that, that is what the fight for the soul of...

Georgia elections have been among the most highly contested and controversial starting with the defeat of Stacey Abrams in the state's last Governor's election. We all know how Abrams refused to concede the election and famously said " democracy had "failed   in the state."   That may have been the first time that a democrat linked their personal fortunes with "democracy." We all know the dark history of Georgia elections ever since her defeat: Abrams went out and registered thousands of mainly black voters in Georgia which partially led to Biden smashing turnout records for Democrats in Georgia, getting over 2.4 million votes in 2020. There was also the foul play at State Farm Arena in Fulton County. Nobody was ever held accountable for that. Later we had a lawyer posing as a Republican telling Georgia Republicans to boycott the subsequent Senate elections. That worked out perfectly for two radical democrat candidates, as many Republicans didn't bother to vote. In that one we even had Abrams sister (a Federal Judge) allowing people who had moved to vote. There was one act however, that is going to have a major impact on next year's Governor's race:

After the 2020 election, which was narrowly won in the state by former Vice President Joe Biden, Georgia performed a hand recount of ballots. That recount did not check signatures on absentee ballots. The Trump campaign protested. There was a reason the signatures were not checked. The Georgia Governor had signed a consent decree with Stacey Abrams. It was a consent decree we heard little about before the election and has been hard to find since. It seems that Brian Kemp bowed to some unknown pressure from democrats and signed an agreement that as NPR put it: “blocks county election officials from rejecting absentee ballots because of mismatched signatures.”    Thus, an absentee voter with a mismatched signature was supposedly mailed a provisional ballot and given the opportunity to “cure” the mismatch. The voter has to do so with an affidavit, and with proper ID, before a deadline, to ensure the ballot will count. That would be a time consuming process. Does anyone think that happened? Does anyone think it should work that way?

Once Donald Trump and others found out about the consent decree a political war ensued. That leads us to the main event. Abrams will once again run against Kemp in the general election for Governor, but that has become a secondary event. As Brian Kemp prepares for his re-election campaign, he now faces the harsh reality of a primary battle. David Perdue has announced that he intends to run in the Republican primary for Governor.

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David Purdue

Purdue can best be described as the anti-establishment candidate or if you'd like, the MAGA candidate. He is part of the America First movement. Like Donald Trump he swaped business for politics and won a US Senate race in 2014 defeating the daughter of Sam Nunn. His father, a Democrat, was the elected superintendent of schools for Houston County, Georgia, from 1961 to 1980, where he desegregated the local schools. Purdue has already called for the resignation of GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.  Raffensperger will also has his hands full because he is being challenged by another MAGA candidate, Jody Hice.


Purdue launched his campaign for the following reason:

"To fight back we simply have to be united. Unfortunately today we are divided and Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger are to blame. Look, I like Brian. This isn't personal. It's simple. He has failed all of us and cannot win in November."


It appears that Georgia is going to have real "barn burner" next November!


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

It should be noted that a majority of the Republicans in the Georgia state Senate privately sent Purdue a letter asking him not to run.

You can find it here:




(Maybe this should be reserved for Republicans only)

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago
(Maybe this should be reserved for Republicans only)

Here's a first, I totally agree. The article submitted is a confederacy of conjectures ... spiced with a confection of the usual tropes.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.1    one month ago

If you agreed, you shouldn't have commented. That was the point.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.1.2  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago

But Vic, you are the Borg ... who am I, a lowly leftie radical, to resist a proffered opportunity to ridicule. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.1.2    one month ago

But Hallux, don't you see, when you have to get that creative to avoid the code, the downside is that nobody understood what you were really saying, despite the key words. It's too bad you never got any advice from one who thought she had it mastered.....the long missing....PW.

They come and they go and they are soon forgotten.

This is a discussion site.

I prefer to keep the threads on topic & clean.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
1.1.4  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    one month ago
the long missing....PW.

Never heard of her, was she a myth or a muse? Perchance both? If so, I would have been a fan. The code is far too woke for me to fondle as vicariously as you suggest it be.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.5  bugsy  replied to  Hallux @1.1.2    one month ago
who am I, a lowly leftie radical,

Well, you said it...

No one else

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.6  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.1.4    one month ago
was she a myth or a muse?

She had an Avatar with her face posed behind her cat. She was actually a fairly attractive woman, though I'd never tell her that. You may think you're good, but she made it a fine art. How did Lancey Howard say it? "Kid you're good, but you're only second best as long as I'm around!"

I only used initials. That mat be the problem.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
2  Nowhere Man    one month ago

It's politics...

Where nothing can ever be called clean....

There were a lot of things that make one go Hmnnnn... in the 2020 election..

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3  author  Vic Eldred    one month ago

"Great to see that David Perdue is running for Governor of Georgia. He is a Conservative fighter who isn’t afraid of the Radical Left, and is the only candidate in Georgia who can beat Stacey “The Hoax” Abrams in November. Brian Kemp has failed Georgia. He caved to Stacey Abrams before the 2020 Election and allowed massive Election Fraud to take place. The signing of the Stacey Abrams-backed Consent Decree, so stupidly giving her and the Democrats everything they wanted, was a monumental mistake for not only Georgia, but also for our Nation! 

Kemp has been a very weak Governor—the liberals and RINOs have run all over him on Election Integrity, and more. Most importantly, he can’t win because the MAGA base—which is enormous—will never vote for him. We need strong leaders who will fight, and time is running out! David Perdue will eliminate theIncome Tax, secure the Elections, defend the Second Amendment, support our great Farmers, getcrimein Atlanta and other places under control, take care of our great Vets, and put parents back in charge of the schools."......Donald Trump 

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago

'Good' to see Donald is still the Whining Emperor. All hail the whine!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one month ago

You just worry about the country that stopped making pennies.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one month ago
'Good' to see Donald is still the Whining Emperor. All hail the whine!

I didn't see any whining in that.

Please elaborate.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
3.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.1    one month ago

The only folks up here unhappy about the disappearance of the penny are little old ladies in checkout lines who for some reason got great pleasure in counting out 99 of them.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @3.1.3    one month ago

If it cost more to mint them than they're worth, you have inflation.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4  Jasper2529    one month ago
Abrams will once again run

I'm glad she's running for re-election! 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    one month ago

Let us not forget that she registered about 80,000 voters.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    one month ago

Were they in-state and living? jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 

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