**CORRECTION: This article was updated on 11/31/2020 at 1:20PM ET to reflect that Brad Raffensberger does have a brother, but he is not the Ron Raffensberger Trump tweeted about.
President Trump still refuses to accept the results of the November elections, taking to Twitter to once again spread baseless conspiracy theories this past Tuesday, December 29.
I love the Great State of Georgia, but the people who run it, from the Governor, @BrianKempGA, to the Secretary of… https://t.co/HL2Fh8oO7F— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1609303492.0
In a thread aimed at Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, President Trump falsely accused Raffensperger's brother of "working for China" and rigging the election in Joe Biden's favor.
...The consent decree signed by the “Secretary”, with the consent of Kemp, is perhaps even more poorly negotiated t… https://t.co/gfDa0RcV2V— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1609303492.0
This particular conspiracy theory was even easier to spot than usual since the man Trump claimed is Brad Raffensperger's brother isn't even related to him.
@realDonaldTrump What if I told you Brad Raffensperger doesn’t even have a brother?— Brendan Keefe (@Brendan Keefe)1609307126.0
@realDonaldTrump The person, Ron Raffensperger, exists. But he is not Brad's brother. James O'Keefe is not my broth… https://t.co/uJsLQ9ZGF9— Brendan Keefe (@Brendan Keefe)1609308216.0
Reporter Brendan Keefe later posted an update clarifying Raffensperger does, in fact, have a brother.
But that brother is not the Ron Raffensperger Trump called out.
Correction: Secretary Raffensperger does have a brother living in Canada. I regret the error. It was my mistake. Th… https://t.co/eayDTaEcXl— Brendan Keefe (@Brendan Keefe)1609344919.0
But that didn't stop Twitter collectively calling Trump out on his nonsense.
Brad Raffensperger, of course, doesn't have a brother. He does have a wife, and both of them have been threatened w… https://t.co/KBaqF9BOol— Jay Nordlinger (@Jay Nordlinger)1609338211.0
...And Brad Raffensperger still doesn’t have a brother, despite what the president claims. #gapol https://t.co/Hl5wfJOaPK— Greg Bluestein (@Greg Bluestein)1609328410.0
Many online began to offer up other things Brad Raffensperger's "brother" had supposedly done.
Dear @realDonaldTrump: I have a video of Brad R’s brother meeting with Hugo Chavez at pizzeria Comet Ping Pong disc… https://t.co/iaNxvo6nVJ— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1609309754.0
Brad Raffensperger's brother owes me $20.— trifecta (@trifecta)1609339164.0
@ktumulty Brad Raffensperger's brother and I saved puppies from a burning building— Think 4 Yourself (@Think 4 Yourself)1609339603.0
Could Raffensperger's brother be 2020's final meme?
@3fecta When we were little Brad Raffensperger's brother used to come to our house and make huge messes that I alwa… https://t.co/SH5ZTJ7jne— Stefani PhD Candidate Evans (@Stefani PhD Candidate Evans)1609343800.0
@3fecta I heard that Brad Raffensperger’s brother is Batman... They've never been seen in the same room together— B (@B)1609343227.0
The President has shown no sign of correcting his mistake and, if the past is any indication, will have moved on to the next baseless conspiracy theory before the press has the chance to call him out on the last one.