How Georgia's pro-Trump election chief became the bane of the GOP
November 21, 2020 at 16:28
"I wish he would have won, and especially in Georgia," said Raffensperger in an interview with CNN's Amara Walker on Friday.
Both the state's Republican US senators have called for Raffensperger's resignation .
"Georgia Secretary of State, a so-called Republican (RINO), won't let the people checking the ballots see the signatures for fraud.
Even with the presidential race certified, the pressure is not off the GOP secretary of state.
To him, the election in Georgia was fraudulent, plagued by missing votes and questionable counts.
"There were a lot of people in the state, Republicans, Trump supporters, who believed there were real problems."
A fall guy for the GOPThe intense focus on Raffensperger comes at a precarious time for Georgia Republicans.
Tanenblatt, the GOP operative in Atlanta, said Raffensperger is a victim of the national attention he has drawn since the election.
Raffensperger went into the 2020 election with high expectations but also some baggage during his first two years in office.
"The June primary was very messy on Election Day, very long lines, people were very upset," said the former GOP elected official.
Raffensperger's moves on mail-in ballots have also drawn the ire of many state Republicans.
In March, his office mailed out nearly 7 million absentee ballot applications to registered voters unsolicited, catching many of the state's Republican leaders off guard.