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Georgia secretary of state defeats Trump ally in primary

Published: May. 24, 2022 at 5:48 PM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 1:13 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has won the Republican primary in a bid to keep his job.

He defeated three challengers, including U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

Raffensperger became a top target for Trump after the secretary of state refused to bow to pressure to take steps to overturn the former president’s narrow loss in Georgia.

Hice had embraced false claims about the 2020 election being stolen and objected to Georgia’s electoral votes being counted for President Joe Biden.

On the Democratic side, Bee Nguyen got 44 percent of the votes, while No. 2 Dee Dawkins-Haigler got 19 percent.

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