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We Now Know How Many Dead People Voted in Georgia—and It's Way Fewer than Trump Claimed

We Now Know How Many Dead People Voted in Georgia—and It's Way Fewer than Trump Claimed
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Despite the sound and fury of former President Donald Trump's ongoing smear campaign against the validity of American democracy, there's been no proof that Democrats "stole" victory from him in the 2020 election through widespread fraud.

In fact, Trump has repeatedly been proven wrong.

In addition to the dozens of lawsuits tossed out by judges Trump himself nominated, the numerous audits that turned up nothing, and the chaotic press conferences that further tarnished the credibility of Trump and his allies, the former President's own Justice Department confirmed there was no evidence of widespread fraud.

That hasn't stopped Trump from continuing to insist that the 2020 election was illegitimate.

Now, those who pushed back against Trump's election lies have been vindicated yet again with new data from Georgia—the state that Trump became the first Republican to lose in a presidential election since the early 90s.

In the days after Trump lost Georgia, he called to pressure its Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to "find" the exact number of votes needed to turn the state red.

Trump told Raffensperger:

“So dead people voted, and I think the number is close to 5,000 people. And they went to obituaries. They went to all sorts of methods to come up with an accurate number, and a minimum is close to about 5,000 voters.”

It should come as no surprise that this claim—from a man who told more than 30 thousand lies over the course of his presidency—was false.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported earlier this week that election investigators found four absentee ballots cast under the names of deceased people, all of which were submitted by relatives.

One was cast by a 74 year old widow whose husband died around two months before Election Day. Though the woman is a Democrat, she complied with his intention to vote Republican.

In other words, at least a quarter of the dead people who voted in Georgia cast a ballot for Trump!

The internet was quick to spread the news of the most recent development in the Peach State, including Raffensperger himself.

And almost no one was surprised that yet another one of Trump's voter fraud fantasies fell flat.

Though Raffensperger and other Republican elected officials in Georgia have repeatedly refuted Trump's election fraud delusions, they support the voter suppression bill Georgia's GOP legislature passed earlier this year.