Wandrea Arshay ‘Shay’ Moss, a former Fulton County election activist, told the January 6 committee she has since received a barrage of harassment and threats. rudy giuliani Accused him of passing along a USB attached to fake votes that turned out to be ginger mint.
“It’s turned my life upside down,” Moss said, adding that she barely leaves the house, gains 60lbs and doesn’t even introduce herself using her real name at times.
Schiff asked the election worker: ‘Mr. Giuliani accused you and your mother of giving each other some sort of USB drive. What was your mother actually handing you in that video?’
‘A ginger mint,’ said Moss.
‘As a result, I have been bullied and harassed. A stranger told me: ‘Be happy’ [it’s] 2020 and not 1920.’ Others told me that I should hang my mother for treason. My son got some of those threats.
Wandrea Arshay ‘Shay’ Moss, a former Fulton County election activist, told the January 6 committee that she had received a barrage of harassment and threats after Rudy Giuliani accused her of passing along USBs linked to fake votes that ginger mints. Out.
“It turned my life upside down,” Moss said, adding that she barely leaves the house, gains 60lbs and doesn’t even introduce herself using her real name at times.
Moss, along with his mother Ruby Freeman, were accused by Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani of ‘rigging’ the count of the presidential election in Georgia. According to Trump and his aides, the two reportedly brought ‘suitcases’ full of ballots for Biden.
The former Georgia election official and her mother are now suing Giuliani in federal court after receiving death threats after Trump publicly named her and after an investigation in the state found no wrongdoing by the pair.
‘I don’t give out my business card anymore, I don’t transfer calls, I don’t want anyone to know my name. I don’t want to go anywhere with my mom because she might scream my name on the grocery aisle or something. I don’t go to the grocery store at all. I do not go anywhere. I gained about 60 pounds, I don’t do anything anymore. I don’t want to go anywhere. I guess second-guess everything I do,’ Moss told the committee as he yelled back.
‘It has affected my life in a big way – in every way.’
Moss, along with his mother Ruby Freeman, were accused by Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani of ‘rigging’ the count of the presidential election in Georgia.
Moss, in black, is pictured hugging his mother Ruby Freeman after her testimony
January 6 Panel chairman Benny Thompson, D-Miss, hugs Freeman after hearing
Schiff asked the black former election worker if the attacks were racist in nature.
‘Too many threats. Wishing death on me… a lot of them were racist. Many of them were just disgusting.’
Moss’s mother, Freeman, also said in testimony recorded at the hearing on Tuesday that she doesn’t feel safe anywhere.
After a nearly three-hour hearing on Tuesday, MPs rose to hug Moss and his grandmother at the witness stand.
Moss told the committee that she went into election administration because her grandmother had influenced her that black people didn’t always have rights. She said she was forced to leave her job because of the threats and harassment she received.
The woman even said that her grandmother’s house was vandalized by a mob of protesters with the intention of ‘citing the arrest of the citizen’.
Moss and his mother’s defamation suit was filed in federal court in Washington, DC in December
Freeman said the allegations led to a mob that surrounded her home on January 6, receiving hundreds of threatening emails, texts and calls, including a Christmas card that said, ‘You deserve to go to jail,’ You are a useless piece. Whore.’
Freeman and Moss worked heavily Democratic Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, where Biden’s strong performance helped Democrats secure a narrow Georgia victory.
Trump, a Republican, and his surrogates use surveillance video of vote counting at the State Farm Arena to process a ‘suitcase’ filled with fake ballots for Biden late on election day, November 3, 2020, on Freeman and Moss falsely accused. Most of the poll workers and election observers left.
According to the complaint, Giuliani then “enhanced the videos by posting about it on social media,” while “OAN, its hosts and its employees” took Giuliani’s claims and “published them for their millions of viewers and readers.” ‘
Moss scans mail-in paper ballots at the Georgia World Congress Center during the Georgia primary election on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Atlanta
Rudy Giuliani points to a map while talking to the press about the various lawsuits related to the 2020 election
State officials, including Republican Secretary of State Brad Riffensperger, quickly and forcefully denied the allegations, explaining that the ‘suitcases’ were standard ballot containers and that votes were properly counted under the supervision of an independent monitor and a state investigator.
Giuliani falsely claims that video footage shows the two women engaging in “covertly illegal activity” and acting suspiciously like drug dealers.
In early January, Trump called out Freeman 18 times in a telephone call in which he pressured Georgia officials to change the state’s results. He described Freeman as a ‘known political activist’ who ‘filled the ballots.’
Both Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr and Georgia Sec. State Chief Operating Officer Gabe Sterling debunked the ‘suitcase’ theory during a January 6 committee testimony.
“Based on our review of this, which includes interviews with key witnesses, the Fulton County allegations were unfounded,” Barr said in a clip played at the hearing on Tuesday.
“The ballots under the table were valid ballots, they weren’t in suitcases, they were pre-opened to eventually be fed into the machine,” Barr said.
Sterling then said that the Trump team’s claims that election workers were pulling and scanning ‘thousands of ballots’ from suitcases proved fraudulent, were untrue. Trump had focused on the ‘suitcase’ theory at that time.
Video was played in which Sterling said it showed workers were engaged in ‘normal ballot processing’.
‘What you saw…’ The ‘secret suitcases’ with the ‘magic ballots’ were actually ballots that were packed into those absentee ballot carriers by workers in plain view of monitors and the press.’
“They knew it was untrue,” Sterling said of Trump’s legal team.
Sterling said, ‘Your problem is that it reaches people’s hearts. ‘Once you get into the heart, the facts don’t matter that much.’
In addition to Giuliani, Moss and Freeman’s lawsuit targets the San Diego-based Herring Network, which owns and operates the One America News Network, as well as channel chief executive Robert Herring, president Charles Herring, and channel reporter Rion.
Giuliani frequently appeared at OAN events to promote Trump’s false claims that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election.
The complaint alleges that OAN circulated stories in which Moss and Freeman were falsely accused of manufacturing secret batches of illegal ballots and running them through voting machines, so that then-candidate Joe Biden was voted to Trump. help to defeat.
The defamation suit is the second one filed this month by Moss and Freeman, who also sued Gateway Pundit, alleging that the far-right website’s baseless reports incited months of death threats and harassment against them.
In addition to removing reports about Freeman and Moss from OAN’s websites and other media channels, the lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
The OAN and Gateway Pundit lawsuits both revolve around false allegations, first leveled by a volunteer Trump campaign attorney at a hearing of Georgia state legislators on December 3.