Brad Raffensperger is the Georgia Secretary of State who was pressured by President Donald Trump after the 2020 presidential race to recount the state’s votes and “…to find 11,780 votes” that Trump claimed would prove he had won the election in Georgia. Even though he is a lifelong Republican, Raffensperger refused to back down from his stand that the election results were accurate. In this memoir he recounts the highlights of his career, focusing on his strong convictions that a stand for truth must outweigh any desires for personal or political gain.
The second half of the book is a day-by-day breakdown of what was happening in Georgia from November 4, 2020, to the day of January 2, 2021, when Trump made an hour-long phone call to Raffensperger. The transcript of the phone call is reproduced in the book, along with Raffensperger’s observations that provide details of information that Trump didn’t want to hear,
The 2020 election wasn’t the first time Raffensperger had faced challenges of a stolen election. He relates some of that previous history by retelling what he observed in the fall of 2018 after Stacey Abrams lost the race for governor of Georgia and told her supporters that she couldn’t concede the election, claiming she lost because of “voter suppression.”
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“One of the most troubling questions in the wake of the 2020 election, Raffensperger says, is whether America will see every candidate who loses a major election refuse to accept the results and, instead, set out to raise money and build support on unfounded claims of fraud and corruption. To avoid that prospect, Americans must come to terms with the scope of the problem, but doing so won’t be comfortable for either party.”