‘Racist threats and sexualised texts’: Officials reveal Trump supporters’ backlash as he claimed election fraud

State officials have described how Donald Trump pressured them to overturn results in the US election and said they received a torrent of abuse and threats from his supporters.

The testimony came during a session of the congressional committee that is investigating the Capitol riots in January 2021.

Rusty Bowers, speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, said his office was “saturated” with tens of thousands of emails, voicemails and texts from supporters of Mr Trump after his unfounded claims about election fraud.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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