Trump Condemns Threats Against Election Officials

A top Georgia voting official on Tuesday in a fiery press conference decried threats against Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the secretary’s wife, and other elections officials and workers as the Trump campaign continues to fight the result of the presidential election in court.

Georgia Voting Systems Implementation manager Gabriel Sterling, whose office is under the purview of the Georgia Secretary of State, made the passionate comments, saying repeatedly that the threats “have to stop.” Representatives for Georgia Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue both condemned any threats following the comments, as did the Trump campaign. 

“It has all gone too far. All of it,” Sterling said before referencing comments from Trump lawyer Joe DiGenova. “Joe DiGenova today asked for Chris Krebs, a patriot who ran CISA, to be shot. A 20-something tech in Gwinnett County today has death threats and a noose put out saying he should be hung for treason because he was transferring a report on batches from an EMS to a county computer so he could read it.”

“It has to stop,” Sterling said, visibly emotional. “Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions … We need you to step up and if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some.”

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