Tensions Rise Between Sen. Perdue, Georgia Secretary of State

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"David Perdue" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Over the weekend, President Trump spoke with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about the currently-contested 2020 race. During this conversation, Trump discussed his issues with tabulation errors, ballot irregularities, votes from dead individuals, etc.

Needless to say, Trump’s concerns fell on deaf ears. In essence, the Georgia secretary of state told Trump that he didn’t know what he was talking about. Interestingly enough, clips of the conversation between Trump and Raffensperger later wound up being leaked to the Washington Post and later revealed to the general public.


“David Perdue, Cory Gardner & John McCain” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Since the leaked call, there are all kinds of speculations asserting that the Georgia secretary of state leaked the audio. Georgia Sen. David Perdue is one of the people who believes this; while Raffensperger hasn’t confirmed or denied that he leaked his conversation with the president to the Post, he’s called for Perdue to apologize, per Washington Examiner.

Perdue vs. Raffensperrger

The Georgia Republican, who is currently up for re-election, spoke about the leakage of this past weekend’s phone call between Trump and the Georgia secretary of state. Perdue declared that it was “disgusting” for Raffensperger to secretly record a private phone call with the president and then leak it to the press.

Interestingly enough, the Georgia secretary of state has denied recording the phone call, but hasn’t denied leaking it to the Washington Post. Instead, Raffensperger maintains that while he spoke to the president on the phone, he jotted down notes and had the conversation on speaker.

During a Fox News interview this morning, the Georgia secretary of state professed that he’s owed an apology from Sen. Perdue. Raffensperger also asserted that he and his wife are facing death threats since Perdue and fellow Sen. Kelly Loeffler called for Raffensperger’s resignation.

The Trump Factor

Sen. Perdue is not the only Republican with whom the Georgia secretary of state is on the outs.

Last night, when President Trump campaigned for the re-elections of Perdue and Loeffler in Dalton, Georgia, he spoke about Raffensperger; the president maintained that he will campaign against both the Georgia secretary of state and the Georgia governor in the future.

Thus far, Perdue has made no indication that he’ll be contacting Raffensperger to apologize for any reason whatsoever.

What do you think about the Georgia secretary of state? Do you believe Brad Raffensperger leaked his own conversation with the president to the Washington Post? Let us know in the comments section below.