Trump’s refusal to concede election leads to threats for those involved in vote-counting process
Trump has tweeted out comments such as "horrible, inaccurate and anything but secure," about the vote-counting system.
President Donald Trump’s online tweets are having real-life consequences.
The President known for using his “Twitter fingers” has been tweeting up a firestorm recently alleging that the presidential election was riddled with fraud despite there being no actual evidence. Now, employees of Dominion Voting Systems, the company that sells the voting machines, are receiving death threats, per ABC News.
“We’ve been working around the clock to address issues with law enforcement and take every appropriate measure we can to ensure the safety of employees,” a Dominion spokesperson told ABC on Wednesday.
Trump has tweeted out comments such as “horrible, inaccurate and anything but secure,” about the vote-counting system.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of Georgia has also been a target of death threats, due to the President’s statements about supposed voting irregularities once President-elect Joe Biden won the state, the first Democratic presidential candidate to do so since 1992.
“Other than getting you angry, it’s also very disillusioning,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said, “particularly when it comes from people on my side of the aisle.”
On November 18th Trump tweeted: “The Georgia recount is a joke and is being done UNDER PROTEST. Even though thousands of fraudulent votes have been found, the real number is in matching signatures. Governor must open up the unconstitutional Consent Decree and call in the Legislature!”
Arizona’s Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs says due to Trump’s accusations she has also been getting threats.
“There are those, including the president, members of Congress and other elected officials, who are perpetuating misinformation and are encouraging others to distrust the election results in a manner that violates the oath of office they took,” wrote Hobbs in a statement to the media. “It is well past time that they stop. Their words and actions have consequences.”
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