The Republican official who famously resisted Donald Trump’s try to overturn his election defeat in Georgia has mentioned he’ll run for re-election on a platform of “integrity and reality”, towards an opponent who as a churchman “ought to know higher” than to advance the previous president’s lies.
Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, grew to become a family identify after he turned down Trump’s demand that he “discover 11,780 votes, which is yet another than we have now [to get]” so as to overturn Joe Biden’s win within the southern state. It was the primary victory by a Democrat in a presidential race in Georgia since 1992.
This 12 months, Raffensperger will run for re-election towards Jody Hice, a pastor, US congressman and Trump acolyte.
“Congressman Hice, he’s been in Congress for a number of years,” Raffensperger mentioned on Sunday, on CBS’s Face the Nation. “He’s by no means carried out a single piece of election reform laws.