Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was denied election as a Republican delegate in his own precinct over his refusal to seriously investigate voter fraud in his state.
“We are sending a message that will be heard all around the state,” said one participant of the Fulton County Republican Caucuses. “Raffensperger has got to go.”
Raffensperger has been at odds with former president Donald Trump due to his continued denial that voter fraud and election interference cost Trump the state of Georgia during the 2020 presidential election.
He had sent a request to Fulton County Republicans to serve as a delegate, but he did not even earn a nomination. He did not attend the caucus meeting either.
This week, Trump endorsed Raffensperger’s primary challenger, Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., and made it clear that he intended to see Raffensperger unseated.
“Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity,” Trump said in a statement on Monday.
“I have 100% confidence in Jody to fight for Free, Fair, and Secure Elections in Georgia, in line with our beloved U.S. Constitution,” he added. “Jody will stop the Fraud and get honesty into our Elections! Jody loves the people of Georgia, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement.”
Raffensperger has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks after it was revealed that the media misquoted his Dec. 23 conversation with Trump, in which Trump had allegedly urged Raffensperger “to find” thousands of votes so that he would win the state.
A recently published audio version of the call proved that there was no such quote, yet Raffensperger never bothered to correct the record.
“It has now been uncovered that the Georgia Secretary of State’s released a deceptively edited recording of the President, in attempt to embarrass him and mislead the public,” former Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones said. “He should resign immediately.”