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Georgia Election Official Says Trump Campaign ‘Intentionally Misled’ The Public

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden only 16 days away, President Donald Trump is still making a last-ditch effort to overturn the election results in Georgia and other states that Biden won. But conservative Republican elections officials in Georgia, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his colleague Gabriel Sterling, are not budging and continue to stress that Biden won the Peach State fairly — and Sterling expressed his frustration with Trump during a press conference in Atlanta on Monday.

Trump and his legal allies, Sterling complained to reporters, have "intentionally misled the (Georgia) State Senate" as well as "voters and the people of the United States" about the election.

One of the totally debunked claims from pro-Trump attorneys, including Sidney Powell, is that Dominion Voting Systems' equipment was used to swing the election in Biden's favor — and Sterling slammed that claim as total nonsense during the press conference.

"No one is changing parts or pieces out of Dominion voting machines," Sterling told reporters. "I don't even know what that means. That's not a real thing. That's not happening."

Media Matters' Lis Power notes that while Sterling was debunking the Trump campaign's false claims, Fox News' Bill Hemmer cut away from the press conference and brought on Jason Miller, senior to the campaign, so that Miller could "lie more":

’Someone’s Going To Get Killed’: Georgia GOP Elections Official Slams His Own Party

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

A top Georgia election official issued a searing indictment of his GOP colleagues in Washington for helping to fan the flames of Donald Trump's baseless fraud claims.

Detailing a series of death threats made against elected officials and private citizens alike following Trump's attack on the state's election results, lifelong conservative Gabriel Sterling, a top aide to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, told reporters on Tuesday that the whole situation had gotten out of hand and someone could end up dead because of it.

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