LISTEN: Raffensperger Thanks Chinese Backers for Helping Him Secure HIS 2015 Election

'It was a close election, and your support was critical for my success...'

President Donald Trump accused Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of violating the Espionage Act and other federal laws when he—allegedly—recorded a conference call with the president to discuss vote fraud in his state, and then leaked it to the Washington Post.

But already the tables are turned after a tape emerged Monday that appeared to show Raffensperger begging, not for jurisprudence and legal relief as Trump has over concerns of widespread vote fraud, but for China to help him secure his own narrow political victory.

The audio, reported on by the National File, shows what purports to be Raffensperger thanking supporters while speaking Mandarin at a post-election event for Chinese community members in the district, slightly northeast of Atlanta.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“Thank you so much for supporting me in my election for House District 50,” he said in the message’s English portion.

“It was a close election, and your support was critical for my success,” he continued. “I just wanted to thank you for your support. Good night.”

In 2015, Raffensperger won a special election for the seat in the state legislative body after facing an inter-party challenge from a fellow Republican.

With only 2,861 people participating, he eked out a victory of only 159 votes.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

He ran unopposed the following year, and quickly translated those victories into his current role, which foisted him unwittingly into the national spotlight following the state’s widespread vote fraud in the 2020 election.

Raffensperger was criticized early on for kowtowing to Democrats—led by failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams—in a February lawsuit that relaxed voting rules.

But his insistence in refusing to acknowledge the vote fraud that transpired has mystified even the president.

“I’m just curious why wouldn’t—why do you keep fighting this thing? It just doesn’t make sense,” Trump said during the conference call with Raffensperger.

He warned of the potential political and legal fallout from his refusal to investigate the evidence, even while Raffensperger and his lawyer refused to let Trump and his team examine the conflicting evidence.

But the political rookie may have more than his own inexperience to account for his mishandling of the election if further evidence reveals that he was being groomed by China for higher office and beholden to it for his political aspirations.

The situation echoes that of Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a former city council-member who shot onto the House Intelligence Committee and even ran for president with the backing of a Chinese honeytrap spy with whom he allegedly maintained a sexual relationship.

After Swalwell’s scandal broke last month, some speculated that the compromised congressman may just be the “tip of the iceberg.”

- Advertisement -


CDC: Afghanis Potentially Spreading Infectious Diseases

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that medical professionals and clinicians be on alert for...

New Non-Laptop Emails Show More Hunter Biden Ties to China

President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, attempted to acquire an annual $2-million retainer to aid in the recovery of Libyan assets frozen by President...

88-Year-Old Chuck Grassley Will Seek Re-Election to Senate Seat

(Associated Press) Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, said Friday that he will seek an eighth term in 2022, giving the party more...

Former Colleague Accuses CNN’s Chris Cuomo of Sex Harassment

CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by a former female manager at ABC News. In an op-ed for the New York Times,...

Pa. AG Sues State Republicans to Stop Election Audit Subpoenas

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against the state GOP this week to block Republican legislators from subpoenaing election officials for its...

Banks Band Together to Oppose Biden’s IRS Plan to Snoop on Private Accounts

President Joe Biden and his administration face heavy criticism as they push a plan to give the Internal Revenue Service permission to delve into...

Biden Admin Disobeys Judge’s Order; Drags Feet on Oil, Gas Leases

(Bob Pepalis, The Center Square) The Biden administration is delaying lease sales of federal lands for oil and gas exploration even after a court order,...

U.S. Government Plans to Default on Debt the Dishonest Way

(Mike Gleason, Money Metals News Service) Debt troubles in China and Washington, D.C. helped boost safe-haven demand for precious metals early this week. By Thursday, however,...

Walensky Overrides CDC Advisory Panel; Widens Access to COVID Vax Booster

(Associated Press) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major...
- Advertisement -