Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday avoided an encounter with a former Ku Klux Klan member who showed up looking for him at the Atlanta statehouse. Armed militias were demonstrating there at the same time protesters were storming the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Chester Doles, a former KKK member who heads a far-right group called American Patriots USA, confirmed he’s the man in suspenders captured by an Atlanta Journal-Constitution photographer, carrying a paper in his left hand as he walked through the statehouse. The paper, Doles said by phone Wednesday evening, was a “redress of grievances” regarding the presidential election, which he called a “sham.”
PHOTOS: Georgia Police escort @GaSecofState out of Georgia’s Capitol as Trump supporters protest in downtown Atlanta: http://bit.ly/393gnp410:20 PM · Jan 6, 2021
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