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Brad Raffensperger lamented Monday that he has yet to receive an apology from Senator David Perdue for the death threats his wife received after he asked the Georgia secretary of state to resign in November.
While appearing on Fox News on Monday, Raffensperger was sidetracked when asked if Perdue called him ‘disgusting’ for launching a damaging call between him and President Donald Trump.
“Senator Perdue still owes my wife an apology for all the death threats he received after he asked for my resignation,” Raffensperger said.
He complained: ‘I haven’t heard a peep from that man since. If he wants to call me, face to face, man to man, I will speak to him, unofficially. But he hasn’t done that. ‘
The Fox News host told Raffensperger that “it feels like this is a grudge” between him and the president and between him and Perdue.
Perdue called for Raffensperger to resign in the midst of recounting presidential ballots in Georgia. Soon after, Raffensperger’s wife Tricia (pictured) started receiving threatening messages from mostly Republicans
Perdue and fellow Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler called for Raffensperger to step down as secretary of state after the November presidential election, as Trump insisted he was not doing enough to combat voter fraud and Democratic ‘cheating’ in the state.
The duo issued a joint statement a few days after the presidential election calling for his resignation.
Raffensperger immediately dismissed his calls as “ridiculous.”
“Let me start by saying that this is not going to happen,” he said at the time.
Raffensperger said in mid-November that his wife, Tricia, began receiving threatening text messages about the state’s vote count, which was ongoing at the time.
She said the threats came mainly from Republicans, her own party.
“You better not screw up this count,” read a text message. ‘Your life depends on that.’
Another said: “Your husband deserves to face a firing squad.”
The infighting among Republicans comes as the party continues to tear itself apart over the 2020 presidential election.
There are those who support Trump, supporting him in all claims, no matter how implausible, of an electoral conundrum ‘rigged’ with widespread fraud. Others within the party are backing down, including Raffensperger.
Trump and Raffensperger spoke by phone Saturday for an hour about the results of the Georgia election, which Joe Biden won by less than 12,000 votes.
Audio of the call was leaked Sunday, showing a desperate Trump pleading, threatening and flattering Raffensperger as he pleaded with him to ‘find 11,780’ votes for him in the state to overturn Biden’s victory there.
On Monday, it was revealed that Raffensperger was the one who leaked the call.
He downplayed the severity of some of the comments made by the president during their sometimes rambling conversations.
During an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday, Raffensperger claimed that Trump only has “bad data.”
He was the one who spoke most of the time. We did most of the listening, ” Raffensperger said of the call with the president. “But I wanted to make it clear that the data you have is simply incorrect.”
‘He had hundreds and hundreds of people who said they were dead who voted. We found two, that’s an example of just: you have bad data, ” he continued.
Did you feel the pressure when he said ‘seek’ the votes? ‘ABC presenter George Stephanopoulos lobbied the Georgia Republican.
“No,” Raffensperger said. ‘We have to follow the process, follow the law. Everything we’ve done in the last 12 months follows the Georgia state constitution, follows the United States Constitution, follows state law. ‘
Brad Raffensperger Quicks And Facts
- Brad Raffensperger said Senator David Perdue has still not apologized to his wife after calls from the senator for him to resign triggered threatening messages
- Perdue called for the Georgia secretary of state’s resignation in the midst of recounting presidential ballots in the state
- At the time, President Donald Trump was complaining Georgia Republicans weren’t doing enough to combat voter fraud and a ‘rigged’ election
- Soon after Perdue’s call for Raffensperger’s resignation and during the recount effort, his wife Tricia started receiving threatening text messages
- Raffensperger is bringing this instance up to deflect after he was asked about Perdue calling it ‘disgusting’ that he leaked his call with Trump