Today, for the first time since they began, I listened to some of the Jan. 6 Commission hearings.\n\nI heard the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, the state’s top election official, explain how Trump lost that state in the 2020 election. 28,000 ballots were cast where voters avoided choosing any candidate for US President. These same ballots largely choose GOP candidates in down-ballot elections. Trump lost to Biden in Georgia by a margin of 11,780 votes, among a total of about 5 million cast ballots.\n\nThose numbers were confirmed by three recounts – one of them was a time consuming hand recount. Raffensperger's testimony clearly and quite simply explains just how Trump lost. All without invoking any claims of voting fraud. And all those votes were documented on paper.\n\nBack in November 2020, I remember hearing about the vote recounts in Georgia, and especially the pressure Trump directly applied on Raffensperger. I clearly remember hearing recordings of Trump begging him during a phone call to “just find me 11,780 more votes”. But I hadn’t heard about those 28,000 ballots where voters, who otherwise voted GOP, refused to cast a vote for president, until today.