Jody Brownlow Hice is an American politician, radio show host, and political activist serving as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 10th congressional district since 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Hice is a candidate in the 2022 Georgia Secretary of State election, running against incumbent Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican. Raffensperger had refused to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia after former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, including Hice, made claims of fraud. After announcing his run, Hice was endorsed by Trump.
“Free and fair elections are the foundation of our country.”- Jody Hice
Georgia has remained on Trump’s mind since narrowly losing the state’s 16 electoral votes last November and after Democrats flipped both U.S. Senate seats in January runoffs.
Former President Donald Trump has a rally scheduled for the Georgia National Fairgrounds on Sept. 25 rally in Perry, where his hand-picked primary challengers for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and U.S. Senate are expected to be featured.
About Jody Hice
Republican Rep. Jody Hice (R-Greensboro), a leading voice in pushing false claims about Georgia’s election system, announced he would challenge Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger next year with former President Trump’s blessing.
Hice, a four-term congressman, spent the weeks after November’s presidential race engaging in numerous efforts to overturn Georgia’s election results after Trump lost the state and the presidency.
But Hice and other top Republicans overtly and covertly attempted to undermine the votes of five million Georgians, including a slew of lawsuits seeking to toss the results that saw Joe Biden win by about 12,000 votes.
He joined a futile lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed in the U.S. Supreme Court that Georgia’s Republican Attorney General Chris Carr called “constitutionally, legally and factually wrong.”
Hice told right-wing media outlet Newsmax in November that he was not “convinced at all, not for one second, that Joe Biden won the state of Georgia.” The presidential results were counted three different times — including once by hand — to verify the outcome was correct. Hice also spread false claims that Georgia’s voting machines flipped votes from Trump to Biden.
Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Jody Hice immediately on Monday as the Georgia congressman launched his primary bid to take on the state’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“Save America” rally will be coming to the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Doors will open and live entertainment will be held starting at 2:00 p.m. while Pre-program speakers will deliver remarks at 5:00 p.m.
Trump will deliver his remarks at 7:00 p.m.
Jody Hice in Trump Rally perry
By endorsing Jody Hice, a Republican congressman, in his bid to unseat Mr Raffensperger, the former president made his most prominent effort yet to try to punish elected officials who he believes have crossed him. Mr Raffensperger, a Republican, is among the top targets for Mr Trump, along with the state’s governor, Brian Kemp.
Mr Hice announced his candidacy for the position on Monday, Mr. Trump praised him as “one of our most outstanding congressmen,” and alluded to his baseless claims of voter fraud, which he has said deprived him of victory in the state. “Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity,” Mr Trump said. “Jody will stop the Fraud and get honesty into our Elections!”
Rep. Jody Hice says former President Donald Trump would’ve won the 2020 election in Georgia if it were “fair.” He says that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sent out 700,000 ballot applications to “illegal voters,” and that there’s going to be “some fraud mixed up in there.”