Fulton County election workers have faced death threats and racial slurs in the run-up to Election Day, the county director of elections, Richard Barron, told reporters Tuesday.
While Barron said the county experienced no major incidents Tuesday, he said a man made a bomb threat against the county last Wednesday and that the FBI visited that individual at his home Thursday.
“The person said that the Nashville bombing was a practice run for what we would see today at one of our polling places,” Barron said.
“Several” county staffers have also received death threats, Barron said.
“And we have had innumerable racial slurs thrown at our staff, mostly via phone but some on social media as well, and that’s been a really disappointing, just disconcerting turn of events,” he said.
Barron also referenced “some of the things that President Trump said that were false.” He said the county elections department has fully cooperated with investigations involving the Georgia secretary of state.
“We’ll continue to work with that and to conduct our elections in compliance with the law,” he said.