FBI probed Georgia poll bomb threat

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The elections director for Georgia's most populous county says a bomb threat targeting an election day polling place was investigated last week by the FBI.

Fulton County elections director Rick Barron said on Tuesday during a media briefing "the person said that the Nashville bombing was a practice run for what we would see today at one of our polling places".

A bomb detonated in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, killing the bomber and injuring three other people and damaging dozens of buildings.

The Fulton County threat, received on December 30, was reported to the FBI.

Barron says agents visited the Tennessee home of the man who made the threat and searched it but did not make any arrests.

Barron says several members of his staff have received death threats and "innumerable racial slurs" have been directed at his staff, by phone and on social media.

Georgia's two Senate run-off elections will determine which party controls the US Senate.

Republican Kelly Loeffler is going up against Democrat Raphael Warnock, while Republican David Perdue is challenging Democrat Jon Ossoff. Democrats must win both to take control of the Senate.