Jan 6 hearing highlights pressure on state election officials

In testimonies that occasionally became emotional, state officials who oversaw the 2020 election process in a number of crucial states described to the January 6 investigation committee a relentless campaign of pressure by Donald Trump, his associates, and his supporters to illegitimately overturn the results on the vote, based on false claims of fraud.

Adam Schiff, a Democratic legislator on the panel, said that claims of fraud were ‘precursors’ to January 6.

Trump’s supporters put pressure on legislators and election officials that sometimes turned hostile.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told the committee that his wife received sexually threatening texts and his daughter-in-law had her home broken into.

An election employee in Georgia, Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, told the committee that Trump supporters entered her grandmother’s home threatening to make a citizen’s arrest and looking for Moss and her mother.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.

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