Georgia Secretary of State considers moving up primary

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during an interview on Oct. 28, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants the state to become an early presidential primary host — just not in 2024, as President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party are pushing.

The Republican state election chief, who garnered attention for rebuffing then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 loss in Georgia, told the Associated Press he’d back an early primary in 2028.

It’s the first time Raffensperger, who sets Georgia’s primary election dates, has endorsed the idea of Georgia as an early nominating state, though not as soon as the Democratic National Committee and the White House want.

“Georgia would be a great early primary state in 2028,” Raffensperger told the AP.

WABE politics reporter Sam Gringlas joined “All Things Considered” to talk about what it would mean for Georgia to move its primary date.