FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2020 file photo, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference in Atlanta. Rep. Jody Hice, a Tea Party favorite and Trump acolyte, is the first major challenger to Brad Raffensperger since the secretary of state incensed the president by certifying President Joe Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia and disputing Trump’s false allegations of fraud. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)