by Christian Datoc, White House Reporter | November 08, 2022 11:37 PM
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s incumbent secretary of state, held off a challenge from Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen on Tuesday night, marking a major rebuke of former President Donald Trump’s influence in the state.
Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp, who also won reelection Tuesday night, became the face of Republican opposition to Trump’s election fraud claims in 2020. Both officials publicly rebuked Trump’s allegations, and Raffensperger gained even more “resistance” notoriety after a recorded Jan. 2, 2021, call with Trump was made public.