According to court records, a Texas man was arrested and charged with threatening to kill government officials in Georgia after the state's election administrators refused to join Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
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A Texas man has been charged with making interstate threats after he allegedly posted a message on the internet that was filled with threats against Georgia officials.
The message called for the "Georgia patriots" to "put a bullet in the traitorous Chinese" and then work their way down to the local and federal corrupt judges.
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Put a bullet behind her ears.
The message was allegedly posted on January 5, 2021, two days after a leaked phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was published, in which Trump urged him to find the votes needed to overturn his loss in the state.
A sentence of up to five years in prison is possible on a charge of making interstate threats.
It was not immediately clear if Stark had an attorney.
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"We're going to make examples of traitors to our country, death to you and your communist friends," the message said.
There is a key background.
According to the Washington Post, this is the first arrest made as a result of an investigation by a Justice Department task force formed last summer specifically to look into threats made against election workers. Georgia has become a focal point of conspiracy theories around the 2020 presidential election, with top officials like Gov. Brian Kemp saying they received threats after the election. The first GOP presidential nominee to lose the state since 1992 was upset over his loss in Georgia. Trump attacked Kemp and Raffensperger after they refused to back his efforts to overturn his loss, which he claimed was the result of widespread voter fraud. President Joe Biden won the state by nearly 12,000 votes after several recounts and court challenges disproved Trump's claims.
The Fulton County District Attorney wants a special grand jury to investigate Trump's attempts to overturn Georgia's election results. Trump responded by repeating his false claims of voter fraud and corruption in the Georgia presidential election.
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