Two days after State Senator Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, went to the well and demanded answers from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over current elections system vulnerabilities, Raffensperger faced Beach and other state lawmakers at a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees while presenting his FY 2025 and Amended FY 2024 budget. As part of his budget remarks, Raffensperger requested $32.2 million in additional funding – with $29.2 million designated for six major projects to “ensure Georgia continues success in elections.”

The request included $10.9 million for elections software upgrade and over $4 million for QR Code readers. 

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