FLORIDA (March 22, 2021)—President Donald J. Trump has officially endorsed Representative Jody Hice’s primary challenge to the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger.
“Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity,” said Trump. I have 100% confidence in Jody to fight for Free, Fair, and Secure Elections in Georgia, in line with our beloved U.S. Constitution. Jody will stop the Fraud and get honesty into our Elections!”
The former president added, “Jody loves the people of Georgia, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement.”
“I guarantee you, Georgia is not blue,” said Hice at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. “What happened this past election was solely because of a horrible Secretary of State and horrible decisions that he made.”
“I’m telling you, the secretary of state of Georgia, Raffensperger, has got to be among the worst in the nation,” Hice said.
Georgia Secretary Raffensperger and Trump has classed because the Secretary of state lacks transparency and honesty—Trump was one of the most transparent President’s since President Abraham Lincoln. Raffensperger, a Republican, in the weeks after Joe Biden won Georgia by about 12,000 votes in November because the Secretary failed to allow a proper forensic recount of the ballots. The state conducted three counts of the ballots to ensure the accuracy of the results but not forensic–which was needed to confirm voter fraud.
On a January 2nd phone call with Raffensperger the Secretary recorded Trump and later manipulated the recorded conversation to make it appear that Trump had pressured the Secretary to find enough votes to give him a win in Georgia. Prosecutors in the state have launched a criminal investigation of the call.
Jason Miller, a senior adviser to the president, previewed the endorsement in recent interviews— last week.
“Pay attention to Georgia tomorrow,” Miller told MediaBuzz yesterday. “There’s a big endorsement that’s coming that’s going to really shake things up in the political landscape in Georgia.”
“There are upcoming endorsements for folks running for reelection, as well as open seats, as well as, in one case, it will likely be a primary challenge against a sitting Republican,” Miller told the Guardian. “His endorsement is still the single biggest endorsement in politics. He plans on using that.”
The Raffensperger’s office has not released a statement.