Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams (D) has been arrested for refusing to disperse over protest of ballot counts!
Williams, along with 18 others, were ordered to disperse by the Capitol Police in Georgia, but were ziptied and arrested after they refused to listen.
— Adam Murphy (@MurphyCBS46) November 13, 2018
“I did not disperse,” she said of the arrest.
“I did not leave the floor when they said everyone must disperse,” she added.
Williams said she was arrested “because I refused to leave the floor of this building where I’m a state senator.” She said she was “standing peacefully beside constituents I represent.”
Dozens filled the rotunda in the center of the Capitol’s second floor Tuesday just as the House was scheduled to convene for a special session. People chanted “Count every vote!” and held signs with the same slogan.
Supporters of Democrat Stacey Abrams say thousands of uncounted votes could still tip the governor’s race into a Dec. 4 runoff against Republican Brian Kemp.
Multiple Senators went to the Fulton County Jail to assist Williams and 18 others that were arrested out of jail.
Sen. Tonya Anderson, Sen. Elena Parent, and Sen. Harold Jones III just arrived at the Fulton County Jail to assist with getting all 18 people arrested out of jail. State Senator Nikema Williams was one of the 18 arrested for demanding that every vote in Georgia be counted. pic.twitter.com/M4G1GlTRKj
— Dontaye Carter (@DontayeCarter) November 13, 2018
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