WABE's Week In Review: Raffensperger testifies at special grand jury trial involving Trump

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Raffensperger has testified before a special grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to meddle in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gave testimony on Thursday to the special grand jury convened in Fulton County over alleged meddling in the 2020 election by former President Donald Trump and others. Raffensperger’s testimony was not public, but he was on the other end of the infamous phone call from Trump on Jan. 2, 2021 when the former president asked him “to find 11,780 votes.”

Raffensperger refused the request and he along with several other Republicans in the state, who refused to illegally overturn the election, felt the ire of Trump and his most ardent supporters.

Several audits of Georgia’s elections showed there was no widespread voter fraud and Trump lost the state’s electoral votes.

Ramifications in the South of overturning Roe…

Delayed Dekalb County school repairs now possibly moving forward…

Starting June 1, the DeKalb County School District will get some help making sure its buildings are repaired. The Georgia Department of Education has hired Tanzy Kilcrease as a “special appointed advisor” to oversee the school system’s progress on building upgrades and maintenance.

Also in this episode…

Tech Cast host Emil Moffatt looks at how technology is being used in Atlanta’s hot housing market.

–Lily Oppenheimer reports on the North Georgia Conference of United Methodist Churches severing ties with 70 of its member congregations over issues regarding the LGBTQ community.

–Emily Jones explains how and why wildlife officials are tracking birds along Georgia’s coast.