Democrats are very upset about losing the special runoff election in Georgia last night. They’re not taking the loss well, either. In fact, they’re already falling back on one of their new favorite excuses. Hacking!
The truth is that it’s not hacking, it’s the fact that Democrats have gone too far to the left and have lost the American people.
The Daily Caller reports:
Dems Already Blaming Ossoff Loss On Hacks
From The Daily Caller
Not even 24 hours after Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s special congressional election Tuesday evening, Democrats began blaming the election results on possible hacks.
The special election in Georgia’s 6th district Tuesday night resulted in a 52-48 victory for Republican candidate Karen Handel over Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old former congressional staffer who did not reside in the district.
Democrats are already claiming that Georgia’s voting system is flawed, because it relies entirely upon electronic voting records and has no system of verification, like a simple paper backup system.
Left-leaning media outlets are calling the election results into question, like the Raw Story headline Tuesday night, “No Paper Trail: Georgia’s Antiquated Voting System Prevents An Audit For Hacks.”
In fact, multiple outlets were questioning the Georgia electoral system in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s vote.
ThinkProgress wrote a story June 16 claiming that the results of the election should be scrutinized, because the state has no verification system in place and state officials have repeatedly refused to address voter’s concerns on the issue.
The Nation ran the headline Monday evening, “Karen Handel Has A Long History Of Suppressing Votes.”
“You have an un-provable system,” Pamela Smith, president of Verified Voting, told Wired June 15 regarding Georgia’s electoral system.
“It might be right, it might not be right, and that absence of authoritative confirmation is the biggest problem. It’s corrosive.”
The temptation of using such ridiculous excuses is a strong one because it can make you feel better about the loss for a little while. The truth however is that everyone knows it’s just an excuse and you end up looking silly.
Ossoff did not lose because of hacks. Democrats look foolish for even suggesting it.