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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference in Atlanta. President Donald Trump's conversation on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, with Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, was an unprecedented effort by a sitting president to pressure a state official to reverse the outcome of an election. Trump pressed Raffensberger to “find” enough votes for him to win. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA (CBS46) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and his family, have received several death threats since the conclusion of the 2020 General Election.

That's according to a special report from Reuters, which has been independently confirmed by CBS46.

The report says Raffensperger's wife, Tricia, received a text message from an unknown person on April 24 stating, "you and your family will be killed very slowly."

The week before that, she received another anonymous text saying, "we plan for the death of you and your family every day." 

That was preceded by yet another text message that said a member of the Raffensperger family was "going to have a very unfortunate incident."

Raffensperger became the center of attention during and after the 2020 General Election, in which Georgia Republicans have laid blame on him, and Gov. Brian Kemp, for certifying election results that President Joe Biden won the state of Georgia.

Just last week, Georgia Republicans passed a resolution at its annual convention censuring Raffensperger.

Former President Donald Trump, and his supporters, have relentlessly claimed the voting process in Georgia was rigged, and has laid the blame squarely on Raffensperger and election officials across the state.

The Reuters report says the Raffenspergers have been receiving death threats from the day the election ended and have started taking personal precautions to help ensure their safety.

Raffensperger is speaking with CBS46 this morning at the state capitol and we will have a full report tonight on CBS46.

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