A US state of Georgia election official has said President Donald Trump will bear responsibility for any violence that results from unsubstantiated election fraud claims he has stoked.
In a fiery statement, Gabriel Sterling, a Republican, said: “It’s all gone too far! All of it! It has to stop!”
Georgia is carrying out a second recount of votes in the state at the Trump campaign’s request.
Democratic president-elect Joe Biden was declared the narrow winner there.
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said they are trying to make sure “that all legal votes are counted and all illegal votes are not”.
“No-one should engage in threats or violence, and if that has happened, we condemn that fully.”
It came after US Attorney General William Barr said his justice department has so far found no proof to back Mr Trump’s claims of fraud in the election.