Georgia Voter Empowerment Task Force
Voter Intimidation is a Crime
Recent Acts of Intimidation
A few of the many acts of violence and intimidation that have occurred recently include:
- Georgia State Senators have received online threats of extreme violence following Georgia Senate hearings held in December regarding the November election.
- Two elections workers were subjected to death threats and had their private information disseminated publicly.
- An election worker was followed home and called a racial slur.
- An election worker was forced to go into hiding and change his appearance after receiving racist threats and having his private information disseminated publicly.
Examples of Voter Intimidation:
- Verbal threats of violence
- Brandishing firearms
- Confronting voters wearing military-style uniforms
- Spreading false information about voter fraud and voting requirements
- Recording license plate information
- Following voters
- Appearing to patrol or police a voting line while armed
- Aggressively challenging a voter’s qualifications, and unnecessary police presence.
- Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, coming in close proximity to another person, especially without a mask, can also be a health and safety concern in addition to a form of intimidation.