EXCLUSIVE: Georgia’s Raffensperger says provision stripping him of power is ‘retribution’ for election fallout

Republican lawmakers included a provision in Georgia’s voting reform law that strips the secretary of state of some power over elections — a move Brad Raffensperger, the incumbent, says is “retribution” for the aftermath of 2020.

The measure, included in legislation that has sparked an intense national debate, removed the secretary of state as the chairman of the powerful State Election Board and replaced him with an appointee to be selected by the state Legislature, which is controlled by the GOP.

“I don’t support it,” Raffensperger, a Republican, told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday.

“Obviously, the secretary
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