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When President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes — the first Democratic presidential nominee to do so since 1992 — and the state’s two GOP senators headed to runoffs, Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican chief election official, drew the ire of many top Republicans.
Shortly after Election Day, Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are now advancing to January 5 runoff elections, called on Raffensperger to resign from office, claiming without any evidence that Georgia’s Secretary of State “failed to deliver honest and transparent elections.”
President Donald Trump also repeatedly attacked Raffensperger and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Twitter, accusing them of being “RINOS,” wrongly stating that a consent degree the state entered into to standardize its signature matching procedures is “unconstitutional,” and alleging that the election was beset by fraud and irregularities.
Raffensperger, who describes himself as a conservative Republican and told Insider on Wednesday that he counts former President Ronald Reagan among his heroes, now finds himself at odds with some members of his own party.
In the process, he’s become an unlikely subject of praise and applause from liberals for his resolute defense of Georgia’s election system and his blunt rebukes …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics