The Conspiracy Theory-Driven Threats Georgia Election Workers Faced

February 5, 2021 ☼ trumpelectionsdomestic-terrorismshitlies

Source: NPR - Link

As his time in the White House came to a close, former president Donald Trump became obsessed with one office in downtown Atlanta and the workers there, making the Fulton County elections department a target of conspiracy theories and lies, which led to violent threats and intimidation.

Fulton County employees, as well as election workers around the country, are still grappling with the emotional and psychological trauma they suffered as a result of Trump’s disinformation campaign about the 2020 election, and it may have lasting consequences for recruiting and retention in the vital, but often under-appreciated field.

This is the direct effect of Trump’s lying to America: threats to honest people just doing their civic duty.