SAVANNAH, Ga | Runoff for Georgia elections chief follows big voting debate

SAVANNAH, Ga | Runoff for Georgia elections chief follows big voting debate

SAVANNAH, Ga — A Republican state lawmaker and a former Democratic congressman faced a runoff Tuesday to elect Georgia’s next secretary of state, the office held by GOP Gov.-elect Brian Kemp amid midterm controversies over voter access and election security.

Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow got forced into a month of overtime after Raffensperger fell just short winning the required 50 percent of the vote Nov. 6. Since then, their race for Georgia’s top elections official gained a higher profile following intense scrutiny of the way Georgia handled the general election.

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