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Georgia’s Top Elections Official Overcomes Trump Opposition

  • Trump-backed challenger Hice pushed Trump’s debunked claims
  • Official taped Trump request to find votes to reverse results
Brad Raffensperger
Brad RaffenspergerPhotographer: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won the Republican party’s nomination Tuesday, in a repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s effort to oust him for failing to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Raffensperger beat his closest rival, Trump-backed US Representative Jody Hice, with a majority of the vote, according to both ABC News and NBC News, clearing the threshold needed to avoid a runoff. Hice had 33.8%, with 98% of precincts reporting, according to NBC.