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Brad Raffensperger, Who Blocked Trump From Stealing Georgia, Wins GOP Sec. Of State Race

Added 05-25-22 12:54:03am EST - “Raffensperger's victory over Trump-endorsed election skeptic Rep. Jody Hice delivered a stinging rebuke to the "big lie" in Georgia's GOP primaries.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Brad Raffensperger Wins GOP Secretary of State Primary In Major Rebuke To Trump's 'Big Lie'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state who thwarted Donald Trump’s efforts to steal the state’s election in 2020, won his Republican primary on Tuesday night, delivering a thorough rebuke to the former president who spent the last year trying to unseat him.

NBC, CNN and other major networks projected early Wednesday morning that Raffensperger had defeated Rep. Jody Hice, a conservative House member who twice voted against the certification of the 2020 election results in Congress and received Trump’s endorsement in the secretary of state race, and two other candidates.

With more than 95% of ballots counted, Raffensperger had won roughly 52% of vote, just enough to cross the majority threshold necessary to avoid a runoff.

He will proceed to a general election in which Democrats who cheered his efforts to thwart Trump will hope to unseat a Republican they still criticize for supporting new laws that restrict voting rights and grant Georgia’s GOP-controlled legislature more partisan power over the state’s elections.

Raffensperger’s refusal to “find” nearly 12,000 nonexistent votes to turn President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia into a win for Trump made him the chief target of the former president’s Make America Great Again movement within Georgia. Hice launched his primary bid in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, alleged that Raffensperger had “compromised” Georgia’s elections, and immediately received Trump’s blessing.

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