A Georgia election official, Gabriel Sterling has stated that President Donald Trump will be held accountable for any violence relating to the United States of America’s election.
Sterling who is the state’s Voting Systems Implementation Manager, at a news conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, condemned the US President’s claim that widespread irregularities were perpetrated during the November 3 poll in which Joe Biden emerged the winner.
Sterling warned that Trump’s attitude will get someone “killed”.
The Republican said a 20-year-old contractor in Gwinnett County for Dominion Voting Systems and his family had received death threats.
Sterling revealed that he himself has a police guard outside his residence.
He added that the wife of Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, was “getting sexualized threats through her cell phone”.
“Mr President, you have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators, you have not condemned these actions or this language. We need you to step up and if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some!
“Death threats, physical threats, intimidation, it’s too much, it’s not right, they’ve lost the moral high ground to claim that it is. You have the right to go to the courts.
“What you don’t have the ability to do, and you need to step up and say this, is stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence. Someone’s going to get hurt, someone’s going to get shot, someone’s going to get killed, and it’s not right.
“Be the bigger man here, and stop, step in, tell your supporters, don’t be violent, don’t intimidate. All that’s wrong, it’s un-American. It’s all gone too far! All of it! It has to stop!,” Sterling said.
Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign spokesman, said the President’s camp wants to ensure all legal votes are counted and all illegal votes are not.
“No-one should engage in threats or violence, and if that has happened, we condemn that fully”, Murtaugh warned.
Georgia is conducting a second recount of votes due to the Trump campaign’s request. Which the first count already declared Biden as the winner.
Aside from Georgia, Trump is challenging the results in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.