NEWS & ANALYSIS

Georgia Secretary of State Expects to be Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Commission, Vows Not to Comply


Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger expects that as early as Friday, he will be subpoenaed by the commission tasked with investigating the January 6 riot. 

However, he vows not to comply. 

“I’m focused on secure and accessible elections – not re-litigating the past, whether January 6th, the 2018 election, or the 2020 election,” Raffensperger said in a statement, per Just the News

Officials in Raffenspergers office said they told Congress he is not interested in testifying, even after congressional investigators vowed to issue a subpoena. 

Raffensperger did have post-election conversations with President Trump, in which he pushed Georgia election officials to investigate the possibility of voter fraud. 

Raffensperger said that those conversations were made public long ago and have no relevance to the riot. 

“We aren’t participating in a partisan sideshow solely for the purpose of providing soundbites about an event we have no connection to,” he said.