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Republican Brad Raffensperger wins Georgia secretary of state runoff election

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05.12.2018

Republican Brad Raffensperger won Georgia’s secretary of state runoff election Tuesday night, a race that has been closely watched in the wake of Stacey Abrams’ high-profile gubernatorial bid last month.

Raffensperger, a state representative, beat his Democratic opponent, former congressman John Barrow by four points, according to Decision Desk HQ.

“I’m going to make sure that elections are clean, fair and accurate,” Raffensperger said Tuesday night, at a party with supporters. “And that’s the no. 1 priority as your next secretary of state.”

Barrow did not concede Tuesday night, saying in a statement, “We need to make sure that every voice is heard.” He said he would wait for the remaining ballots to come in and be counted before issuing his concession.

The Georgeia secretary of state race went to a runoff last month, after........

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