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In key battlegrounds, races for secretary of state take on new weight

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2022
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elections, 2022 Elections, Secretaries of State, Battleground States
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A high-profile primary in Georgia is testing the salience of former President Donald Trump’s disproved claims of widespread fraud in 2020. At stake: oversight of the 2024 elections.

Most voters can’t name the secretary of state where they live. Traditionally a low-profile office, it doesn’t often merit much in the way of media coverage or fundraising when on the ballot, as it is in 27 states this fall. 

In Georgia, however, GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has become a household name. His now-famous refusal to “find” 11,780 more votes...

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