March 20th, 2021
Alpharetta, GA – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was denied election as a delegate in his own precinct this morning at the Fulton County Republican Caucuses. Raffensperger failed to even secure a nomination for delegate.
“We are sending a message that will be heard all around the state. Raffensperger has got to go” said one participant.
Raffensperger‘s defeat comes as a shock given that Republican elected officials are often treated like royalty whenever they seek to be made a delegate to anything.
Raffensperger had sent a note requesting to be made a delegate but no one nominated him and he did not attend the caucus.
Turnout was very high at the caucus with 60-70% of participants being first time attendees.
Former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle also announced that he would be a candidate for Secretary of State next year. Belle Isle ran for Secretary of State in 2018, losing the primary runoff to Raffensperger.
Congressman Jody Hice is also believed to be planning a run for Secretary of State.