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Monday, December 09, 2019

Special Counsel Subpoenas Georgia Official On Trump Election Tampering

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Brad Raffensperger

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Special counsel Jack Smith has issued yet another grand jury subpoena — this time to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the Washington Post reports.

Smith, appointed to investigate Trump’s possession of classified documents and his involvement in the January 6 Capitol attack, issued four subpoenas last week to states targeted by Trump during the 2020 election, including Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

A spokesman for Raffensperger's office confirmed he received the subpoena Monday, NBC News reports. A source told NBC the subpoena is a request "to provide documents and is not a request for him to appear or testify in person."

Trump has heavily criticized Raffensperger for certifying President Joe Biden’s Georgia win in the 2020 election. During a "Save America" rally last year, Trump called Raffensperger, a RINO (Republican In Name Only), and referred to him as "incompetent and strange." Trump told the crowd, "there's something wrong with this guy, your Secretary of State Raffensperger."

As part of his effort to overturn the 2020 election, Trump infamously called Raffensperger and demanded the Georgia secretary of state "find the votes."

"All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state," Trump said, according to a transcript of the call.

Georgia repeatedly confirmed Biden’s win. Despite Trump's criticism, Raffensperger was reelected as Georgia's secretary of state in 2022 with 52.37 percent of the vote.

Raffensperger’s office had no further comment on Smith's subpoena.

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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