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Brad Raffensperger. Photo: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he would "gladly participate" in an interview with state prosecutors investigating former President Trump's efforts to alter the results of the 2020 election.

Why it matters: Raffensperger gained notoriety last year after refusing Trump’s request to "find" the votes to overturn Georgia’s election results and defended the state's 2020 vote count from members of his own party.

The big picture: Prosecutors in Georgia's Fulton County opened a criminal investigation into Trump's efforts to overturn the state's election result last February, per the New York Times.

  • Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent letters to state officials asking them to preserve documents relevant to the investigation, per the Times.

What he's saying: Raffensperger said that though he hasn't been interviewed, his office has been working with investigators.

  • "[W]e fully complied, sent all the documents that we had, and she actually talked to some of our staff members," he said.
  • If called for an interview, Raffensperger said he would "gladly participate in that because I want to make sure that I follow the law, follow the Constitution."
  • "And when you get a grand jury summons, you respond to it."

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Stacey Abrams launches second campaign for Georgia governor

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Stacey Abrams, voting rights activist and former 2018 candidate for Georgia governor, is running for the position again in 2022. Abrams would be the first Black female governor in the country.

Why it matters: Abrams caught national attention in 2018 by narrowly losing an election to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in a state held firmly by the GOP for nearly two decades.

Media giants back Bannon's bid to release Jan. 6 documents

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon at the FBI Washington Field Office in Washington, D.C., in November. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A coalition of news outlets including the Washington Post is supporting Stephen Bannon's campaign for the release of documents related to his contempt of Congress charges, WashPost reported Wednesday.

Why it matters: WashPost, the New York Times, CNN, NBC, the Wall Street Journal's parent company and others filed a motion arguing that a proposed protective order seeking to prevent the documents from being released violates the First Amendment, per the Daily Mail, which first reported on the news.

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  1. Health: Coronavirus variant surveillance varies widely by state — Omicron cases confirmed in 5 U.S. states America probably won't lead the effort to understand Omicron.
  2. Vaccines: Omicron adds urgency to vaccinating world — Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters — Moderna loses patent battles tied to COVID vaccine — Pfizer could have vaccine data for children under five by end of 2021, CEO says.
  3. Politics: Nevada to impose insurance surcharge on unvaccinated state workers — New Jersey GOP lawmakers defy statehouse COVID policy — Oklahoma sues Biden administration over Pentagon vaccine mandate — Omicron travel bans are sign of what's to come.
  4. World: WHO: Delta health measures help fight Omicron — COVID cases surge in South Africa in sign Omicron wave is coming — Germany approves new restrictions for unvaccinated people.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.