Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s wife told Sen. Kelly Loeffler she didn’t ‘deserve to be in elected office’ in text after 2020 election: report

Then-Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia waves to supporters during a runoff election night party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead on January 6, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.Alex Wong/Getty Images

  • Tricia Raffensperger chastised Kelly Loeffler for endangering her life in 2020 for political gain.

  • The wife of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger slammed Loeffler in heated text messages.

  • Loeffler called for Brad Raffensperger’s ouster to further Trump’s 2020 election denial scheme.

Terrified grandmother Tricia Raffensperger ripped into then-Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia for unleashing “such hate and fury” against her family a week after Trump’s 2020 election denial machine turned her life into a living hell.

“My family and I am being personally besieged by people threatening our lives because you didn’t have the decency or good manners to come and talk to my husband with any questions you may have had. Instead you have put us in the eye of the storm,” the wife of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wrote to Loeffler on November 9, 2020 in a series of text messages obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Loeffler spurred the digital dressing-down by repeating the embattled former president’s baseless claims of election fraud and calling for Brad Raffensperger’s resignation.

“Unlike you my husband is an honorable man with integrity to do the right thing,” Tricia Raffensperger continued, taking to task the freshman lawmaker who was trying to shore up Trump’s much-needed support after being thrust into a runoff against Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock .

“I hold you personally responsible for anything that happens to any of my family,” Tricia Raffensperger wrote, adding, “You do not deserve to be in elected office.”

Loeffler and scandal-plagued delegation mate Sen. David Perdue would go on to lose their seats to Warnock and Sen. Jon Ossoff, respectively — pivotal defeats that flipped control of the Senate to Democrats in early 2021. President Joe Biden also temporarily turned the Peach State blue by beating Trump there just a few months earlier.

Trump allegedly tried to negate Biden’s lawful win by calling Brad Raffensperger and demanding that he “find” the 11,780 votes he would need to cling to power. The twice-impeached former president has since devoted his life to trying to ruin Raffensperger and incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp for not buying into his election fraud scheme.

Brad Raffensperger told the January 6 select committee about the myriad threats his family has endured along the way, recounting how enraged MAGA supporters sent his wife sexually explicit text messages “which were disgusting,” his phone number and email were posted online so election deniers could personally harass him, and deranged individuals broke into the home of his widowed daughter-in-law.

“I think sometimes moments require you to stand up and just take the shots, you are doing your job. And that’s all we did,” Brad Raffensperger said.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis continues to investigate Trump’s alleged election meddling in Georgia and has said indictments could come down before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Trump reportedly relished that Loeffler and Perdue got ousted from the Senate because they “didn’t defend him enough.”

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