Georgia AG Chris Carr Defeats Trump-Backed GOP Rival

Georgia AG Chris Carr Defeats Trump-Backed GOP Rival chris carr speaks during a news conference Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (Megan Varner/Getty Images)

The Associated Press Tuesday, 24 May 2022 09:00 PM

Georgia's Republican attorney general has defeated a GOP primary challenger who entered the race with the backing of former President Donald Trump.

Unofficial election returns show Attorney General Chris Carr winning the Republican nomination over John Gordon, who largely campaigned on Trump's allegations of widespread election fraud.

Gordon said he wanted an investigation into the 2020 election and blamed Carr for not doing enough. Carr said flatly Trump and Georgia's two Republican senators lost that election and there was no need to investigate.

Appointed to the attorney general's office by the governor in 2016, Carr is seeking his second full term. He counts his top achievements as prosecuting human trafficking, securing a $636 million opioid settlement, and defending the 2021 Georgia voting law.

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