Jun 6, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Georgia's Kemp booed and Raffensperger censured at state GOP convention

Combination images of Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state, and Gov. Brian Kemp.
Combination images of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp.

Gov. Brian Kemp (R) was booed at the Georgia GOP convention, where a resolution was passed to censure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for ignoring former President Trump's pressure to overturn the state's 2020 election results.

Why it matters: The action shows the grip Trump has on the Republican Party in the state.

Details: Raffensperger was censured for a "dereliction of his constitutional duty" over the presidential election, according to the resolution obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The big picture: Trump has continued to attack Republicans who did not back his false claims about the presidential election. These include Kemp and Raffensperger, who are both up for re-election in 2022.

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