GA Election Official Who Debunked Trump’s Fraud Accusations Tweets Support for GOP Candidates
Gabriel Sterling, a top Georgia election official who has gained some national prominence thanks to his press conferences scolding those who have tried to interfere with the state’s voting process, once again took to the podium on Monday to speak to Donald Trump’s accusations of voter fraud in light of the bombshell Trump Tapes. Sterling spoke strongly, debunking every single allegation coming from the Trump campaign, including comments made by Georgia lawyer Lin Wood, and told voters that the results of the Presidential election were secure. Sterling went so far as to warn that constant attacks on the voting process promotes harassment and death threats, and expressed concern that it could actually result in violence.
Sterling also discussed the state’s Senate runoffs taking place on Tuesday, and assured the public that those ballots will be just as secure as those cast in November. And while people who count on election security regardless of party affiliation commended him for his comments, any admiration from the left came to a grinding halt when the conservative tweeted his encouragement for all Georgians to vote–for the two GOP candidates who are supporting the very effort he had just admonished them for.
Even as the video from Monday’s press conference was still being shared, Sterling tweeted: “I encourage any of you that haven’t voted yet here in Georgia, you have between 7am-7pm at your polling location. And as much as this may disappoint some, please join me in voting for Senators Perdue and Loeffler. A divided government will serve Americans best right now. #gapol”
GA election official Gabriel Sterling just delivered a brutal and factual takedown of Trump's election lies. Trump is a complete and total fraud. pic.twitter.com/gqWP7LQAbT
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) January 4, 2021
I encourage any of you that haven't voted yet here in Georgia, you have between 7am-7pm at your polling location. And as much as this may disappoint some, please join me in voting for Senators Perdue and Loeffler. A divided government will serve Americans best right now. #gapol
— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) January 5, 2021
Sterling was quickly taken to task and dubbed #SeditiousSterling by the Twitter masses.
it’s not so much disappointing as mind-boggling that you’d vote for people who have actively put your life in danger.
You said on 12/2/20: “Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions. This needs to stop. We need you to step up."
They never did!
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) January 5, 2021
You might as well go back on TV and say you were joking at your press conference yesterday. It was clearly a meaningless, dishonest charade if you’re still willing to support and promote candidates who spread propaganda and blatantly seek to undermine U.S democracy. Shame on you.
— John Gallagher, Jr. (@JohnGallagherJr) January 5, 2021
What is wrong with you? You’re encouraging people to vote for the two traitorous frauds who wanted to cut off #COVID19 relief to your state right after we’ve heard the #TrumpTapes? I encourage you to delete your account right now, #SeditiousSterling 🖕🏻 #GOPBetrayedAmerica https://t.co/oFMcfn1mYI
— Tara Dublin is Ready For #BidenCalm (@taradublinrocks) January 5, 2021
The fate of the Republican majority in the Senate rests on the results in Georgia, where Loeffler is running against Raphael Warnock, and Perdue is taking on Jon Ossoff. If Warnock and Ossoff prevail, Democrats would effectively control the legislative and executives branches of government in Washington after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November.