Democrat Bee Nguyen wins party nod to challenge Brad Raffensperger for Georgia Secretary of State

Nguyen describes herself as "a leading advocate for voting rights, public education, and criminal justice reform"

Updated: June 21, 2022 - 8:18pm

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Georgia Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen will challenge incumbent GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in November, according to election projections from the Associated Press.

Nguyen, whom Stacy Abrams endorsed, has won more than 78% of the vote with about a quarter of ballots counted.

She initially claimed first in the Democratic primary, but because she only received 44.3% of the vote, she was forced to face runner-up Dee Dawkins-Haigler on Tuesday.

She will face off this November against Raffensperger, whom former President Donald Trump has criticized for his handling of the 2020 election in the state.

On her campaign website, Nguyen describes herself as "a leading advocate for voting rights, public education, and criminal justice reform" and that she "successfully overturned the 'exact match' voter registration law and restored the right to vote for the 53,000 Georgians impacted by the policy."