ATLANTA, GA - MAY 24: A poll worker wears an "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker at the Metropolitan Library polling location on May 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Voters across Georgia will be voting on several positions, including U.S. Senate seats, Georgia Secretary of State, and the Governor position. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger probably would not have won last week’s Republican primary without Democrats. An Associated Press analysis of early voting data has determined that more than 37,000 people who voted in Georgia’s Democratic primary two years ago cast ballots in last week’s Republican primary. Raffensperger avoided a runoff election by just over 27,000 votes despite opposition from former President Donald Trump. Voters across the political spectrum are working to stop extremists backed by Trump from winning control of state and federal governments. Dozens of states make it legal and easy for voters to participate in either party’s primary.