Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Chief Operating Officer Gabriel Sterling are scheduled to testify at 1 p.m. before the January 6 Select Committee in Washington. You can watch the livestream from the committee here:
Raffensperger refused to cave to pressure to change the January 3, 2020 election results when then-President Donald Trump called and told Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes.
Here is CBS “60 Minutes” interview with Raffensperger and Sterling about that call.
Raffensperger repeatedly told the former President that Joe Biden won the election. Trump also contacted Chief elections Investigator Frances Watson and, through third parties, tried to get former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak to change the election results. Pak resigned on January 4, 2021 instead. Trump loyalists in the Georgia Assembly later retaliated against Raffensperger, removing him as chair of the State Elections Board.
Sterling, who in a Gold Dome press conference called out Trump’s false claims and warned, “Someone’s gonna get hurt. Someone’s gonna get shot. Someone’s gonna get killed,” debunked attorney Rudolph Giuliani’s false claim that suitcases containing bogus ballots were brought into State Farm Arena in Fulton County.
“From my point of view, they intentionally misled the state senators, the people of Georgia, and the people of the United States about this,” Sterling told Scott Pelley, “to cause the conspiracy theory to keep going and keep the disinformation going, which has caused this environment that we’re seeing today.”
Raffensperger, Sterling, and Pak all had backed Trump.
Also scheduled to testify is Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss, a former Fulton County election worker, along with Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bower.