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GA electors receive threats ahead of official presidential vote

U.S. Capitol (Source: Wiki - Martin Falbinsoner) U.S. Capitol (Source: Wiki - Martin Falbinsoner)
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The Secretary of State Brian Kemp has sent out a call to Georgia voters to stop using "threatening or disparaging language to manipulate electors."

Georgia's 16 Republican Presidential Electors will cast the votes they pledged on election night for Donald Trump and Mike Pence on December 19th. 

Shortly after the election, a petition was created by Hillary Clinton supporters asking electors to change their votes.

Once it was clear that Clinton had won the popular vote, the role of the electoral college was scrutinized. A retiring senator even filed legislation to abolish it.

However, Kemp said the democratic process worked as it should.

"The Presidential election is over but, unfortunately, the vitriol remains," stated Secretary of State Brian Kemp. "Our office has received numerous reports of individuals hurling insults and threats at Georgia's Electors because they are unsettled with America's choice for President of the United States. This is absolutely unacceptable and those participating in or encouraging these efforts should stop. The electoral process in America has worked, and everyone - Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and others - should respect the will of Georgia's voters and the Electors who represent them."

Kemp is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders. For more information, you can visit this website.

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