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Georgia's secretary of state has been threatened over his handling of the election, but he's found a fan in Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former California governor will recognize Brad Raffensperger with a Democracy Action Hero award next week. (Dec. 8)
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: --what grade of a public servant that you are rather than a party servant because most of the politicians that I came across during the time I was governor and even after that were party servants, and they always say it is so important that we can be loyal to the party, but the number-one loyalty has to go to the people and to the voters.
[INAUDIBLE] I found like-- I found like a soul mate there because, I mean, it is really great to see you at work and to see you defending yourself and to see you defending what you did and how you handled the situation, and you will go down in history for being a good guy, a good public servant, you know?
And that's why we decided we're going to go and, through our institute at USC, we are going to, you know, award, you know, Democracy Action Hero award which is going to be, you know, over Zoom next week. So I just want to ask you if you would be kind enough to accept.
BRAD RAFFENSPERGER: Well, thank you very much. Yes, I will accept. But Governor, honestly, we're just trying to run an election, just follow the process, follow the law. We didn't set out to earn any awards. We don't want to be-- we really-- we'd love to make elections boring again. That's our goal.