Brad Raffensperger Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children and Net Worth
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Who is Brad Raffensperger?
Brad Raffensperger (Bradford Jay Raffensperger) is an American civil engineer, businessman, and politician from Georgia. Brad is a republican who serves as the Secretary of State of Georgia since January 2019. Raffensperger previously served as a representative of District 50 in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Brad’s national attention was in the aftermath of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Trump lost elections to Joe Biden and he refused defeat making false claims of fraud. Trump launched a campaign to contaminate election results and retain himself in power but the campaign was unsuccessful. On 2nd January 2021, Trump recorded a phone call persuading Brad to change the Georgia vote count in his favor. Brad declined the request and said that Trump’s claims were based on falsehoods.
How Old is Brad Raffensperger?
Brad was born on 18th May 1955. He is 66 years of age as of 2021. Raffensperger shares his birthday with celebrities like Jack Johnson, Mark Mothersbaugh, Brooks Robinson, Allen Leech, George Strait, David Nail, among others.
Brad Raffensperger’s Family
Who are Brad Raffensperger’s Parents?
Brad has managed to keep his family life private. He has not disclosed much information about his parents. We will soon update you here as soon as we get the information.
Does Brad Raffensperger Have Siblings?
Brad was brought up in a family of 5 siblings. Trump had claimed that Brad’s brother works for China. He said that his brother is Ron which was false because Brad’s only brother is not called Ron and he does not work for China.
Brad Raffensperger Education
Raffensperger schooled at the University of Western Ontario where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in civil engineering. Later he attended Georgia State University and earned a Master of Business Administration.
Brad Raffensperger Spouse(s)
Raffensperger has been married to Tricia. The couple’s marriage has lasted for 42 years and lives in Johns Creek. Brad and his family are members of the North Point Community Church.
Does Brad Raffensperger Have Children?
The couple is blessed with three kids. Brad’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his children, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
How Tall is Brad Raffensperger?
Brad has managed to keep his personal life very private, He has not disclosed his height to the media. We will update you here as soon as we get his height information.
Brad Raffensperger Career
Raffensperger is the CEO of Tendon Systems, LLC, an engineering and contracting company. The firm operates in Forsyth County, Georgia, and Columbus, Georgia.
Brad has been a Republican for a long time. Between 2012 and 2014, he worked on the Post 2 seat of the Johns Creek City Council. Raffensperger was the one who replaced Dan McCabe. Brad resigned from the City Council in November 2014 and was succeeded by Chris Coughlin. He left the post to run for the special election to represent the 50th district in the Georgia House. Brad won the election and succeeded Lynne Riley in 2015.
Raffensperger sponsored legislation in the state House to bar county officials from personally profiting from tax liens. This was due to a previous incident by the Fulton County tax commissioner. The commissioner had personally collected fees from tax liens and sales of tax liens to private collection companies. He amassed $200,000 over a four-year period. Brad’s legislation helped to end the enrichment practice.
Additionally, Brad sponsored an amendment measure to the Georgia state constitution. The amendment was to allow the previously existing county re-creation but later merged with another county. The measure was to allow northern Fulton County to split off to form Milton County.
Brad Raffensperger as the Secretary of Georgia State
In the 2018 election, Raffensperger ran for the Secretary of State of Georgia. The Georgia State Secretary is the elections overseer and the state election board chairman. Additionally, he is the overseer of business registration and occupational licensing.
Brad faced David Belle Isle, former Alpharetta mayor, state representative Josh McKoon, and state Representative Buzz Brockway in the Republican Party primary. He was the first in the primary and Belle the second. The Republican nomination race went to a primary runoff as there was no candidate who obtained a majority. Again, Brad won the primary runoff.
Raffensperger won the 6th November 2018 general elections with the highest votes. He lead Democrat John Barrow by a margin of less than 1%. There was a runoff on 4th December 2018 where Barrow was defeated.
The Purging of Voter rolls Dispute
Brad fought Stacey Abrams, Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 2019 as he consented to his action to do away with 300,000 names from the voter registration rolls. Abrams was the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives. Brad won the case over Abrams.
Raffensperger removed over 100,000 names from the Georgia rolls in 2021. He did this depending on data received from the National Electronic Registration Information Center, ERIC.
Raffensberger’s Office and the Gwinnett County elections board were sued by The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) in a federal court. GALEO argued that the county’s mailing of mail-in ballot applications printed in English only should have been also printed in the Spanish language to register Gwinnett County voters. This was because of the County’s large population.
William M. Ray II, the U.S. District Judge dismissed the suit in October 2020. His ruling was that the plaintiffs lacked standing and the English mailing was a non-violative to the Voting Rights Act.
Brad During the 2020 Elections
The 2020 Georgia presidential primaries were initially set for 24th March but moved to 19th May because of the COVID-19 outbreak. 19th May has never been the Georgia presidential primaries date. Brad later postponed the preliminaries to 9th June due to the COVID-19 crisis. Raffensperger sought to stop Georgia polling places from printing backup papers of voter registration and absentee voting information during the 2020 Georgia elections.
Paper backups were requested by the voting rights group to prevent chaos risk during the voting day in case there was a tablet failure. Brad was sued by the voting rights groups in federal court. They obtained a court order from a district judge that ordered Georgian election officials to prepare paper backups. The district judge order was blocked by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Raffensperger directed the mailing of absentee ballot applications to all active registered voters for the state’s June 2020 primary to protect voting rights during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although Brad received opposition, he pushed on until the opposition proposal ban died in the Georgia General Assembly.
Brad never sent out mail-in ballot applications to all active registered Georgian voters for the 2020 November general elections. He instead created an online portal for the voters to request absentee ballots. The November election was successful compared to the June election. Biden, a Democratic candidate was the president-elect. His win in Georgia was a major win because the last Democrat to win Georgia was in 1992.
Trump’s Attempts to sabotage Results
After Trump’s defeat in the November elections, Republican fellows, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue both US Senators made a joint statement. They accused Raffensperger of unspecified failures and called him to resign. The two Senators David and Kelly had no evidence in support of their claims that the election was rigged. Brad rejected the calls of resignation.
Raffensperger ordered a hand recount of all votes in the Georgia presidential race due to pressure from his fellow Republicans. Brad acknowledged that he had pressure from Republicans to do away with the Legal ballots. He stated that he had pressure from Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Senator to hide postal ballots in favor of Biden. Brad’s statement was confirmed by Gabriel Sterling who was present during Graham’s call.
The hand recount reconfirmed Biden’s victory with a margin of 0.25%. Raffensperger certified the sum total votes on 20th November with Brian Kemp, the Georgia Governor issuing the formal certification of the state’s slate of electors.
Trump did not quit with his false claims about the electoral process even after certification. Raffensperger, his aide Sterling, and his wife received threats from Trump supporters inclusive of death threats.
The Washington Post Publication
The Washington Post obtained an hour-long phone call between Trump and Raffensperger on 2nd January 2021 and released it on 3rd January. Trump pressured Brad during the taped call to sabotage the results for Georgia in his favor. Raffensperger repeatedly declined to the pressure.
After the taped call release, the FBI was asked to investigate the call and determine whether Trump had engaged in a conspiracy to commit election crimes. Raffensperger explained in detail in a Congress letter on 6th January 2021 the Trump’s refutation of false election claims.
A pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol on 6th January 2021 during the electoral votes count to formalize Biden’s victory. The U.S. House of Representatives impeached Trump for incitement of insurrection after the Capitol attack. The impeachment was due to Trump’s efforts to overturn and obstruct the certification of the results of the 2020 Presidential election.
Brad Raffensperger Net Worth
Raffensperger has accumulated an estimated net worth of about $26.5 million dollars from his long-term profession.