Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said his wife received ‘disgusting’ sexualized texts after he refused to cave to Trump’s election pressure

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, is sworn in to testify on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger testified he and his family were targets of harassment and threats.
Raffensperger said there was no fraud in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election. 
Trump told Raffensperger his comments were “very dangerous” for him. 

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Tuesday detailed the harassment he and his family faced after he refused to help former President Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election results and defended the state’s election integrity. 

“My wife started getting the texts and hers typically came in as sexualized texts, which were disgusting,” Raffensperger said during his testimony before the January 6 committee. “You have to understand that Trish and I met in high school and we have been married over 40 years now. They started going after her I think to probably put pressure on me: ‘Why don’t you just quit and walk away?'” 

After the election, Raffensperger ‘s phone and email were doxxed, meaning that someone had posted the number and email publicly so that people would message him. The secretary of state testified that he received texts from all over the US and eventually his wife became a target of harassment too. 

The harassment went beyond the digital realm. Trump supporters broke into the home of Raffensperger’s daughter-in-law, who is a widow with two children, Raffensperger testified.

“We are very concerned about her safety as well,” Raffensperger said. 

Raffensperger was at the center of a January 2021 phone call in which Trump pleaded with him to “find” additional votes that would help him overcome Biden’s roughly 12,000-vote victory in Georgia. During the contentious conversation, Trump made false accusations about voter …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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