Georgia’s Top Election Official Fact Checks Trump On Twitter Over Election Conspiracy Theories

Sounds like he's had enough.

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Despite a resounding lack of proof of any such thing, Donald Trump is still clinging tight and desperately to the conspiracy theory of his own making regarding rigged and failing Dominion voting machines being responsible for his loss to Joe Biden. And Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s top election official, has heard enough of it.

Trump took to his trusty, dusty Twitter account today to wrongfully claim that “reports are coming out of the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that Dominion Machines are not working in certain Republican Strongholds for over an hour.”

He went on to claim that “ballots are being left in lock boxes,” before adding, “hopefully they count them.”


It’s the same narrative that the desperate, sore loser has been touting for months now, in the wake of his embarrassing loss after Joe Biden flipped several key states blue in the presidential election, including the traditionally red state of Georgia. But this time, it took only a mere 30 minutes for Sterling to catch wind of the outgoing president’s tweet and put him in his place.

“This issue in Columbia Co. was resolved hours ago and our office informed the public about it in real time,” Sterling fired back in response to Donald Trump’s tweet. “The votes of everyone will be protected and counted. Sorry you received old intel Mr. President.”

Gabriel Sterling has found himself at odds and sparring with Donald Trump on more than one occasion since the November presidential election, even blaming the lame-duck president for the death threats lodged against Georgia election officials in the days and weeks since voters went to the polls.

I think it’s safe to say, I’d be pretty sick of his nonsense by now too.

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