Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) in his bid to unseat Brad Raffensperger as Georgia secretary of state.
Raffensperger, a Republican, refused to commit election fraud regardless of intense stress from Trump to take action after Trump narrowly misplaced Georgia within the 2020 election.
The full extent of that stress marketing campaign grew to become clear in early January, following the discharge of a cellphone name between Trump and Raffensperger after the then-president made deceptive feedback about their dialog.
In it, Trump instructed Raffensperger to “find” him sufficient votes to overturn the outcomes of the election.
“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state,” Trump mentioned. “And flipping the state is a great testament to our country because, you know, this is — it’s a testament that they can admit to a mistake or whatever you want to call it.”
Georgia prosecutors have opened a felony investigation into the previous president’s efforts. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis urged endurance final month, telling The Associated Press the investigation remains to be in its early phases.
Raffensperger repeatedly rebuffed Trump’s false claims on the decision and in public after, thereby incomes the previous president’s enmity.
Hice is a Trump loyalist who, regardless of having no proof, nonetheless amplified Trump’s claims of widespread election fraud, at the same time as judges throughout the nation tossed every single case.
Shortly after Hice announced his primary challenge Monday, Trump praised the lawmaker for being “a staunch ally of the America First agenda.”
“Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity,” he mentioned. “I have 100% confidence in Jody to fight for Free, Fair, and Secure Elections in Georgia, in line with our beloved U.S. Constitution.”
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