ATLANTA — A man from Texas is in jail for threatening to murder Georgia election officials.
The U.S. Justice Department arrested Chad Stark for advertising a $10,000 bounty to kill several Georgia officials including Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over the 2020 election, law enforcement sources confirmed to ABC News.
The DOJ initially redacted the names from the ad that was allegedly posted on Craigslist by Stark with the title, “Georgia Patriots it’s time to kill [Official A] the Chinese agent - $10,000.”
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“It’s time to invoke our Second Amendment right it’s time to put a bullet in the treasonous Chinese [Official A]. Then we work our way down to [Official B] the local and federal corrupt judges... If we want our country back we have to exterminate these people... we need to pay a visit to [Official C] and her family as well and put a bullet her behind the ears,” the post said.
The justice department said Stark also posted about killing their families. He could face up to five years in prison.
Spokespeople for both Kemp and Raffensperger did not immediately respond to messages sent by ABC News requesting comment for this story.
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