The top-ranking election official in Georgia accused Republican leaders of fanning the flames of division as a recount of the 2020 election draws close with President-elect Joe Biden still in the lead.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said people are “angry” about the results of the 2020 election, and he blamed Republicans in his state, such as Rep. Doug Collins, for promoting the idea that the election was stolen from President Trump.
“There’s just people who are really angry, and they’re being spun up,” Raffensperger told the Hill. “It’s really the spinners that should be ashamed for playing with people’s emotions. Politicians of both sides should never play with people’s emotions. It’s one thing to motivate people, I get that. But to spin people up and play with their emotions, it’s emotional abuse, and they ought to grow up and start acting with integrity.”
Biden is leading in Georgia by more than 14,000 votes, and a recount