ATLANTA – The voting system administrator for Georgia’s foreign minister’s office, Gabriel Sterling, appeared vigorously at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon after weeks of harassment, threats and division.
“It all went too far,” Sterling said. – That should stop!
Sterling began the press conference, calling on President Donald Trump and Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, whom he said he continues to fully support for failing to take action against Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his wife and other threats. many election officials and entrepreneurs.
“Be a bigger man here, step in and tell your supporters to stop,” the chairman, directly called Sterling, a lifelong Conservative, called the president.
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He said the “straw that broke the camel’s back” was a 20-year-old Gwinnett County entrepreneur with Dominion, the company entrusted with Georgia’s new voting system, which had a loop in front of his home with his name on it after posting a video. online claiming to be “manipulating data”.
“He just took a job,” said an emotional Sterling, who added that he had chosen a senior job, but the threatened young man was just doing his job. – People started accusing me of treason.
Sterling claimed the contractor had done nothing wrong and handed over the batch report for him to read.
He also outlined how Raffensperger’s wife would receive “sexual threats” on her personal phone.
“… Danger of death, physical threat, intimidation too much. That’s not right. They lost their moral height,” Sterling said.
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Over the weekend, trucks carrying the “Trump” and “Stop the Steal” flags drove up and down the street outside the property of Secretary Brad Raffensperger, honking their horns as they passed them. The group protested what is considered a stolen vote.
“Someone is hurt, someone is killed, someone is killed,” Sterling said.
Sterling was also the target of threats and said he needed police protection at his home to justify the presidential race.
“I’m a little angry,” Sterling said of Georgia’s two current senators, who called for Raffensperger’s resignation last month. He said the president, who called the secretary of state an enemy of the people, “opened the door” to intimidation, harassment and threats from those who opposed Georgia’s election results, which show Joe Biden won. Both senators are in the heat. scheduled for January 5.
“You have to be responsible for your rhetoric,” Sterling said. “You have to be responsible for your statement. You have to be responsible for your actions, you shouldn’t ask for that too much.”
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The comments arrived just hours before the midnight deadline to complete the recalculation requested by the Trump campaign, as the vote fell within one percent. According to Sterling, as of 3 p.m., 91 of the state’s 159 counties have completed re-screening of ballots. According to him, all counties should be complete by the deadline.
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