Trump 'stoking vast conspiracy' says Georgia election official

An election official in the US state of Georgia has said that President Trump "needs to understand his words have consequences".

Gabriel Sterling, who is a "life-long Republican", told the BBC's Beyond 100 Days programme the president "continuing to stoke the idea that there is some path to victory through some giant, vast conspiracy is... unhelpful" - and that "somebody's going to get killed if this continues".

In a news conference on Tuesday, Mr Sterling said Mr Trump would be responsible for any violence that occurs as a result of his continued and unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud.

The Georgia voting system implementation manager called on the president to condemn the threats workers have faced as the state carries out a second recount of votes at the Trump campaign's request.

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