The Georgia Secretary of State’s office blasted and condemned President Donald J. Trump and Republican leaders Tuesday for spreading baseless lies that have put the lives state workers at risk.

“It has all gone too far. All of it,” elections implementation manager Gabriel Sterling said during a news conference. “It has to stop. Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators, you have not condemned these actions or this language. This has to stop. We need you to step up and if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some.”

Sterling was extremely angry as he informed the media that the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, has had caravans in front of his house, people have invaded his property and his wife has received threatening sexual messages through her cell phone.

Joe Biden won Georgia by 12,670 votes. However, President Trump, his supporters, and his legal team have not accepted the results.

The Trump administration has begged Governor Brian Kemp to overturn the election, fire Raffensperger, and recount the votes using signature match. On again, off again Trump attorney Sidney Powell has filed a lawsuit in Georgia expressing similar remedies.

Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue have condemned the calls to violence on the Governor, Secretary of State Raffensperger, and other election workers. However, they want their runoff election to be secure on January 5th.

“Senator Perdue condemns violence of any kind, against anybody. Period,” said Perdue communications director John Burke in a statement to CNN. “We won’t apologize for addressing the obvious issues with the way our state conducts its elections. Georgians deserve accountability and improvements to that process — and we’re fighting to make sure the January 5th election is safe, secure, transparent, and accurate.”

Also, Loeffler campaign communications director Stephen Lawson tweeted a similar sentiment, condemning violence while accusing November 3rd general election was fraudulent.

“Like many officials, as someone who has been the subject of threats, of course, Senator Loeffler condemns violence of any kind. How ridiculous to even suggest otherwise,” Lawson wrote. “We also condemn inaction and lack of accountability in our election system process —and won’t apologize for calling it out. Senator Loeffler will continue fighting to ensure we have a fair, trusted, and accurate election because the future of our country is at stake.”

Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is running against Loeffler, released the following statement Tuesday evening:

“There is absolutely no place for violence in our democracy, and it is beyond time for Kelly Loeffler to put an end to the dangerous attacks she and President Trump are making on our elections – including members of her own party. I again ask Senator Loeffler to join me in standing up for Georgia voters, our elections and to stop putting her own political interests ahead of Georgia.”

Sterling, a supporter of Loeffler, Perdue, and President Trump was fed up with the rhetoric. He told everyone that he and Raffensperger require police protection at their homes because their addresses were published online. Additionally, Sterling retold a story of a Dominion Voting Systems technician based in Gwinnett County who received death threats after Trump supporters looked up his information on LinkedIn.

“A twenty-something tech in Gwinnett County today has death threats and a noose put out saying he should be hung for treason because he was transferring a report on batches from an EMS to a county computer so he could read it. It has to stop,” Sterling said.

The threats started when one video posted on Twitter and YouTube claimed to show video of a Dominion Voting Systems worker manipulating election data in Gwinnett County. A follow-up post shows a noose and names the worker, accusing him of treason, and says “May God have mercy on your soul.”

Gabriel Sterling a top Georgia elections official speaks on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, during a news conference in Atlanta. On Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, Sterling called on President Donald Trump to condemn supporters who have threatened violence against election officials. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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