(Dec. 2) Watch live as Georgia’s Republican voting system manager Gabriel Sterling holds a news conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Sterling on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump and the state’s two Republican U.S. senators for not condemning, and even encouraging through silence, the threats of violence being made against election workers and the state’s top elections official.
His voice shaking with anger, the normally even-keeled Gabriel Sterling said his boss, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, had received death threats, has had Trump supporters driving caravans around his house and entering his property, and that “his wife of 40 years” has been getting threats over her mobile phone.
“It has to stop,” he added.
Sterling said he decided to speak out after he learned about a series of threats against a 20-year-old contractor — including photos of a noose with his name on it — in response to a video of him working with a piece of election equipment. The video has been widely circulated this week by Trump backers as proof of fraud, which it’s not, Sterling said.
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