“Just 100 days to mask, not forever – 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction.”
– President Elect Joe Biden, urging Americans to wear masks to help stop spread of COVID-19
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election.”
– U.S. Attorney General William Barr, confirming that various complaints by the Trump Administration of voter fraud in the recent elections are unfounded.
“Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language. Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop. We need you to step up, and if you’re going to take a position of leadership, show some.”
– Gabriel Sterling, the Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, during a press conference Tuesday afternoon after weeks of harassment, threats, and division
Sterling called out President Trump and Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for not condemning ongoing threats made against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his wife, and numerous elections officials and contractors.
Sterling said the “straw that broke the camel’s back” occurred when a 20-something contractor discovered a noose in front of his home with his name on it after an online video claiming to show him “manipulate data.”
“He just took a job,” Sterling said, adding he chose to have a high-profile job, but the young man who was threatened was just doing his job. “People started accusing him of treason.”
“I am not going to be intimidated by these threats from telling the truth to the American people.”
– Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, in an essay for the Washington Post
Donald Trump had terminated Krebs via Twitter on November 17 after CISA rebuked the President’s claims of rampant voter fraud in the November 3 elections. Trump campaign lawyer Joe di Genova had suggested Krebs should be shot.