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Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:07 AM

Trump Supporters Left Death Threats for Election Workers. We Called Back.

“Well, Tennessee is watching you, Mr. Rick,” a voicemail said. “I'm just right over the border. We're watching you all closely.”

Another one had a similar message: “Hey Rick, watching this video of you on YouTube. You need to get your act together or people like me really may go after people like you.”

And yet another: “I hope they hang your fucking ass.”

After the 2020 presidential election, hundreds of threatening messages, emails, and voicemails were left for elections workers across the country. This is especially true in election hotspots like Georgia’s Fulton County, where officials were harassed for months over the phone and by email. Local law enforcement has not held anyone accountable, and some workers fear continued harassment in future elections.

Importantly, these calls weren’t anonymous. Instead, they were made by people from across the country who believe the false conspiracy that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump—and that election workers in Fulton County were to blame for massive electoral fraud.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dg5p5/trump-supporters-death-threats-election-workers

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Reply Trump Supporters Left Death Threats for Election Workers. We Called Back. (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Jan 2022 OP
Kid Berwyn Jan 2022 #1
Susan Calvin Jan 2022 #12
calimary Jan 2022 #21
tblue37 Jan 2022 #2
blm Jan 2022 #4
SheltieLover Jan 2022 #10
CrackityJones75 Jan 2022 #18
uponit7771 Jan 2022 #31
ProudMNDemocrat Jan 2022 #3
Jilly_in_VA Jan 2022 #5
Boomerproud Jan 2022 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2022 #16
IronLionZion Jan 2022 #24
Initech Jan 2022 #26
pandr32 Jan 2022 #6
empedocles Jan 2022 #7
Samrob Jan 2022 #8
Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #11
L. Coyote Jan 2022 #20
BadgerMom Jan 2022 #13
70sEraVet Jan 2022 #14
Poiuyt Jan 2022 #15
L. Coyote Jan 2022 #19
Poiuyt Jan 2022 #32
AverageOldGuy Jan 2022 #17
calimary Jan 2022 #28
L. Coyote Jan 2022 #22
SouthernDem4ever Jan 2022 #23
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2022 #25
Jilly_in_VA Jan 2022 #34
AllaN01Bear Jan 2022 #27
Liberty Belle Jan 2022 #29
W T F Jan 2022 #30
Catherine Vincent Jan 2022 #33
uponit7771 Jan 2022 #35

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:11 AM

1. INNWRDI

It’s Not Nazi When Republicans Do It.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:20 AM

12. Good one. nt

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:22 PM

21. I like this!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:14 AM

2. They force honest election workers to quit, so they can be replaced by Trumpers.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:17 AM

4. Exactly

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:12 AM

10. This!👆

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:42 AM

18. Yep!

 

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 01:15 PM

31. +1,

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:15 AM

3. Do these TERRORISTS not know their calls can be traced back to rhem?

Phone records by cell phone can be retrieved in serious criminal cases. This is such a case.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:21 AM

5. Apparetnly

they do not care. And the worst thing is that the police, in many cases, are not investigating.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:56 AM

9. Why not?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:25 AM

16. DoJ charged first one about a week ago. There will be more. . . . nt

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:29 PM

24. Same reason they left the Capitol undefended on Jan 6

it's not terrorism if it's white conservatives doing it

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:38 PM

26. Also IPs can be traced to within like 5 feet of the actual location.

That of course is when you're using a fixed IP line or a cell phone. VPNs are a whole different story.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:24 AM

6. They should be more than called back by a reporter

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:47 AM

7. Yes

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 10:48 AM

8. My response:

"Thanks for letting me know who you are and where you live. Makes it easier for the FBI to do its job."

"Sorry, we are unavailable now but if you leave your name and phone number someone will get back to you...oh nevermind, we already have it."

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:17 AM

11. Watching videos on utube, Twitter and FB...then whipping themselves into a Twitter frenzy.

Par for the course for social media.

It’s a disease.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:18 PM

20. Right wing propaganda cable channels too leading the charge, they need to be sued out of existence.

For those who retweet, here is the article in the OP:


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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:25 AM

14. There should be federal protections specifically for election workers

If you're threatening an election worker, you're threatening democracy.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:25 AM

15. Is it a crime to make threats against election workers?

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:15 PM

19. Yes, or anyone else for that matter.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:06 PM

32. Thanks!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:38 AM

17. My experience

I am an Officer of Election (OE; The people who work in the polling places) in a rural VA county. After the Nov 2020 election, two of our senior OE quit.

Both were female. Both experienced. Both quit on Nov 2021 election night, in tears, at the registrar's office as they turned in their precincts' material. (In Virginia, we elect Gov, LtGov, and AttyGen, General Assembly in odd-numbered years -- 2019, 2021, 2023, etc.)

Both reported the same thing: All day long, people got in their face, shaking fists or fingers and shouting: "You stole the election from last year (Nov 2020) -- by God you will not steal this one."

We are a small rural county where everyone knows everyone else. The ladies knew some of these people.

We talked with the sheriff -- a Republican -- who told us he would have deputies on call during the next election and he and his deputies will not tolerate this shit. Although he's a Republican, he's a straight shooter and I know he will do it.

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Response to AverageOldGuy (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:48 PM

28. I hope you're right about your sheriff.

Gotta admit, though, my deep suspicions and mistrust went WAY up when I learned he’s a Republican. I’ve learned not to trust Republicans.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:23 PM

22. Where local and state authorities do nothing, the feds need to step in.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:24 PM

23. if I were Barron, I would sue One America News and use that asshole

that threatened him because of what he heard on OAN as a witness. This has to be stopped.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:35 PM

25. Complain to their communications carrier as well as law enforcement.

Maybe if a few of them have their phone and internet accounts suspended, that will get their attention.

KY............

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:21 AM

34. That might work n/t

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:43 PM

27. f.b.i ?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:51 PM

29. Justice Dept. needs to prosecute, since GA police refuse to investigate:

Worst part of the story:

"In Georgia, it’s illegal to threaten bodily harm against someone. It’s also a federal crime to threaten someone online, by phone, email or engage in stalking. But VICE News found that the police department in Fulton County had not opened any investigations into the threats—including messages that repeatedly called for the explicit killing of election officials or their family members. Only one person has been federally indicted for threatening a Georgia election official. Across the country, only a handful of threats made against election officials have led to any arrests, according to a Reuters investigation.

When VICE News submitted a FOIA to the Fulton County Police Department requesting documentation related to any investigations the department opened into death threats against Fulton County Election workers, VICE News was told there were no related records, because the police department has not opened investigations into any of the threats."

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 12:55 PM

30. So, if they aren't anonymous, why not publish their names and phone #s? Let's see how they like it?

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Jan 25, 2022, 02:27 PM

33. How awful

I don't get how some low life butt kisser can be so caught up in a presidential election. When your guy loses, you take the time to call in threats to the election workers. It's asinine.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:53 AM

35. Soooo, why isn't the DOJ "calling back" ?!!? This is what I mean, go on a 9/11 footing with ...

... election crime and make MAGA the bad guys.

Thy M$M and GQP literally MADE UP Antifa so they could demonize the left as a terrorist organization !!

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