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AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Others Testify on Threats to Election Workers

HeadlineOct 27, 2021

A Senate committee held a hearing Tuesday on the mounting threats to election workers. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is running for Governor, testified before lawmakers.

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs: “Two weeks after the election, armed protesters gathered outside my home and chanted, 'Katie, come out and play. We are watching you.' I never expected that holding this office would result in far-right trolls threatening my children, threatening my husband’s employment at a children’s hospital, or calling my office, saying I deserve to die and asking, 'What is she wearing today, so she'll be easy to get?’ These threats have continued against me and others, but what concerns me more is the near-constant harassment faced by the public servants who administer our elections.”

Earlier this year, the Justice Department launched a new task force to tackle the rise in threats against election officials.

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