- Georgia’s top election official, Gabriel Sterling, said Rudy Giuliani “lied” and provided deceptively edited videos as evidence of election fraud.
- In the “60 Minutes” interview, Sterling refuted Giuliani’s claims about illegal votes, saying that despite the complete video tape, the president’s lawyer was just a misleading clip for the Georgia senator.
- Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (Brad Raffensperger) also appeared on the “60 Minutes” show, Giuliani said: “Know that what he said is incorrect.”
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A senior election official in Georgia said that Rudy Giuliani “lied” to allegations of election fraud by providing deceptively edited videos as evidence, although the full video can be viewed.
The Chief Operating Officer of the Georgia Secretary of State Gabriel Sterling (Gabriel Sterling) made the above comments in a “60 Minutes” interview aired on Sunday, in which he shared President Donald Trump’s claims about voter fraud Described as “wonderful and unreasonable” and “unreserved” facts. “
Sterling, a voter of the Republican Party and Trump, told interviewer Scott Pelley that Giuliani showed a selectively edited video to the Georgia senator as evidence. In the video clip shown on Giulani’s “60 Minutes”, he called it a “powerful smoking gun.”
Giuliani’s video was also aired in a national Trump campaign ad, claiming to show votes removed from under the table and “secretly added”.
However, Sterling said, the full video shows a different story.
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He said that when election officials were told that they did a one-day count, the counted ballots were placed in a safe, tamper-proof case and stored under the table. Soon after, officials were told that they needed to continue counting all night.
At that time, uncounted reliable cases were retrieved from under the table to count the votes.
Sterling said that the president’s team always had access to the complete video, but Giuliani only showed some cases to state senators, which showed that the case was pulled out of the table.
He said: “Rudy Giuliani watched them lying.”
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“From my perspective, they deliberately misled the state senators, the people of Georgia and the American people, which led to the continuous development of this conspiracy theory and the continuous spread of false information, which led us to “see you today,” Sterling Say.
Giulani did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Trump and his allies have repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims of voters and election fraud because the president lost the president-elect Biden. However, no allegations were upheld in court, and the Justice Department stated that no evidence of widespread fraud was found.
Last week, some presidential supporters believed that the election was fraudulent, which intensified the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol last week, and many rioters chanted and raised signs marked “Stop stealing!”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (Brad Raffensperger), who is also a Republican, also appeared on “60 Minutes”, echoing Sterling’s claims, saying that Giuliani “knows that what he said is incorrect “.
He said of the Republican legislature: “However, our state Senate did not ask us to come in so that we can refute what they said.” “It is actually gospel truth, not fact. It is a fiction.”
Earlier this month, in a leaked phone call between Ravensperger and the White House, Trump repeated unfounded claims about the election and urged the Secretary of State to “find” enough votes for him to defeat Biden.
The day after the phone was leaked, Sterling also debunked the president’s request. He said it was a “scream” at him because they were so dishonest.