SAVANNAH, Ga | Republican wins runoff for Georgia elections chief

4Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



SAVANNAH, Ga.— Republican Brad Raffensperger won a runoff election Tuesday to become Georgia’s next secretary of state, taking over the office at the center of a debate over voter access and election security in the Southern state.

Raffensperger, a state lawmaker from suburban Atlanta, defeated former Democratic congressman John Barrow to become Georgia’s top elections official, the office vacated by Gov.-elect Brian Kemp.

The runoff campaign played out against the backdrop of Democratic accusations that Kemp used his position as secretary of state to suppress minority turnout and increase his own odds of victory.

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