A top Georgia election official hit back at President Trump for sending an alarming tweet about a voting machine problem during an election that he claims had already been resolved hours earlier.
The tech issue, and subsequent back-and-forth on Twitter, took place on Tuesday as voters cast their ballots for the state’s two U.S. Senate runoff elections and some of Trump’s allies continue to cast doubt on the integrity of Georgia’s election process.
In his tweet, Trump said there were reports “coming out of the 12th Congressional District of Georgia that Dominion Machines are not working in certain Republican Strongholds for over an hour. Ballots are being left in lock boxes, hopefully they count them. Thank you Congressman [Rick Allen]!”
In response, Gabriel Sterling, the Georgia secretary of state’s voting systems implementation manager, tweeted that the issue in Columbia County “was resolved hours ago and our office informed the public about it in real time.” He added,