Sterling told Walker that responsibility for the loss of Loeffler or Perdue “would fall right on the shoulders of President Trump and his actions since November 3rd”.
“If you tell people your vote doesn’t count and it was stolen and people are starting to believe it, go to the two senators and ask the secretary of state to step down and start a civil war in the Republican Party if we can do all of that has to do with his decision-making since the November 3rd election, “Sterling said.
Sterling, a Republican, has often urged Trump and his allies to accept the election results, even though at times he acknowledged that he too would have preferred a Republican victory.
Trump’s challenges to the 2020 election results have created a split within the Republican Party on whether to support the president’s futile efforts or to respect the results of the race. Dozens of Republican Senators and Members of the House announced their intention to challenge the electoral college votes when Congress meets on Wednesday to confirm the results. But several other GOP members have rejected the maneuver as undemocratic and a waste of time.
Both Loeffler and Perdue have remained firmly by the side of the president. Loeffler announced during an election campaign on Monday that she and her colleagues would question the results of the electoral college.
Sterling was one of the most public election officials in the state and often went before reporters to expose disinformation about the state’s voting procedures. His and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s refusal to entertain Trump’s overturning efforts has made them the target of the president’s wrath in recent months, with Trump even threatening a campaign against Raffensperger in retaliation in 2022.
Sterling went in front of reporters last month to rigorously condemn the president’s personal attacks, particularly against election officials in Georgia, and to berate Loeffler and Perdue for supporting Trump’s electoral misinformation.
“People don’t understand elections. Elected officials don’t understand elections. Even people who have been voting for a long time don’t know all the parts and parts. So it’s easy to take advantage of the ignorance of people on these fronts. It’s turned into an object huge game by Whac-A-Mole, “Sterling said on Tuesday. “It keeps coming and we kept knocking it down and [Trump] simply insists on making these false claims. “