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Race for Georgia Secretary of State between two women in the Democratic primary runoff

In a runoff election to determine who will challenge GOP incumbent Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger next fall, a current state lawmaker and a former state legislator will contest.

In a May 24 primary election, House District 89 Representative Bee Nguyen (pronounced Win) triumphed over all other Democratic candidates. According to the final results, Nguyen received 44.32 percent of the vote.

Dee Dawkins-Haigler, a former state representative, was in second place with 18.67 percent of the vote. Neither candidate gained more than 50 percent, so a runoff was required.

Raffensperger triumphed in the first hurdle to keep his job despite former President Donald Trump’s aggressive campaign against him. Trump backed Raffensperger’s challenger Jody Hice, a Georgia congressman representing the 10th District.

They will face Raffensperger if they prevail in their June 21 match-up, who received 52.25 percent of the votes in a field of four Republican primary candidates. Ted Metz, a libertarian, and Brenda Nelson-Porter, a nonpartisan, write-in candidate, are also running for the Nov. 8 general election.

17 June 2022


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