Georgia Sec. of State slams ‘tsunami of disinformation’ at elections hearing

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State’s Office officials testified in front of a committee looking into state-wide election issues during a virtual hearing Wednesday.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff initially drew strong criticism from the General Assembly for declining to appear in front of state lawmakers.

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Raffensperger told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot that they didn’t appear because lawyers initially advised them not to.

That changed Wednesday, when Raffensperger and other officials answered questions from state lawmakers.

Raffensperger talked about what he calls a “tsunami of disinformation” and pointed out that several conservative news outlets are now having to issue retractions after accusing Dominion Voting Systems and it’s software of flipping votes, something they say multiple investigations show never happened.

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“What we’re seeing now, what with Newsmax and One America News and other organizations, they’re being forced to run retractions on the stories they ran, and this is where I’ve called it a ‘tsunami of disinformation,’ and it is dangerous,” Raffensperger said.

Raffensperger is also recommending getting rid of no-excuse absentee by mail voting and requiring voter identification for it, which would get the signature match.