A Georgia election official urged President Trump on Tuesday to condemn threats against election officials doing their jobs.
Gabriel Sterling, voting-system implementation manager at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, said a contractor in Gwinnett County, Ga., received death threats after being falsely accused of manipulating election data.
“It has to stop,” Mr. Sterling said in emotional remarks at the state Capitol in Atlanta. “Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language.”
He added: “I can’t begin to explain the level of anger I have right now over this. Every American, every Georgian, Republican and Democrat alike, should have that same level of anger.”
A video of his remarks was widely shared on social media.
Mr. Sterling spoke out after Mr. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly advanced claims about widespread election fraud and questioned the election results in the weeks since the Nov. 3 contest. Federal officials have said the election was free from rigging and that it was the most secure election in U.S. history. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department hasn’t found evidence of widespread voter fraud in the election.
Other election officials have also reported threats and harassment targeting themselves and employees. A Republican election official in Philadelphia, City Commissioner Al Schmidt, said his office received death threats. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, said she, along with her family and her staff, were targets of threats of violence.
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said: “The campaign is focused on ensuring that 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.”
The White House declined to comment.
Mr. Trump remained defiant. On Tuesday night he retweeted a video clip of Mr. Sterling’s remarks and said on Twitter: “Rigged election. Show signatures and envelopes. Expose the massive voter fraud in Georgia. What is Secretary of State and @BrianKempGA afraid of. They know what we’ll find!!!”