Published May 25, 2022
Elections often produce mixed messages, but that wasn’t the case in Tuesday’s Georgia primaries. Peach State voters made a loud and clear statement: Democracy is alive and well.
This is most obvious in the state’s raucous Republican contests. Former president Donald Trump intervened in a host of races with the intent to punish the Georgia GOP establishment that had refused to overturn the 2020 election on his behalf. He recruited high-profile challengers to the two biggest “villains” in his twisted tale, Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. He also endorsed little-known challengers to the incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner, all to replace the existing Georgia Republican leadership with his minions.
Henry Olsen is a Washington Post columnist and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
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