Georgia Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are calling for the resignation of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who is also a member of the GOP.
In a joint statement, Perdue and Loeffler said “there have been too many failures in Georgia elections this year and the most recent election has shined a national light on the problems.” They provided no
specific “failures”. They also accused Raffensperger of having “failed the people of Georgia” adding that “he should step down immediately.”
Both Perdue and Loeffler face Democratic challengers in runoffs to be held on January 5th.
Rev. Raphael Warnock is challenging Loeffler for her Senate seat. Jon Ossoff faces Senator Perdue.
The runoffs in Georgia are expected to determine the Senate majority.
As his lead in Georgia has widened, President-elect Joe Biden appears to be headed for a win in Georgia. The state hasn’t elected a Democratic President since Bill Clinton in 1992.
This afternoon Raffensperger, who was elected Secretary of State in 2018, responded to the call for his resignation in the following statement: