Raffensperger came into the national spotlight as a state Republican official pushing back against the Trump team’s baseless claims. He told the Post, “People made wild accusations about the voting systems that we have in Georgia… I’m not supposed to put my thumb on the Republican side.”
He warned that the false claims about voting machines could discourage turnout in the two key Georgia runoffs, but he also responded to the alarming threats he and his wife have received:
“More troubling to Raffensperger were the many threats he and his wife, Tricia, have received over the past few weeks — and a break-in at another family member’s home. All of it has prompted him to accept a state security detail.
“’If Republicans don’t start condemning this stuff, then I think they’re really complicit in it,’ he said. ‘It’s time to stand up and be counted. Are you going to stand for righteousness? Are you going to stand for integrity? Or are you going to stand for the wild mob? You wanted to condemn the wild mob when it’s on the left side. What are you going to do when it’s on our side?’”