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Justice Dept. Investigated Over 1,000 Threats to Election Workers in Past Year

HeadlineAug 04, 2022

A top Justice Department official said Wednesday his agency has investigated more than 1,000 threats to election workers over the past year. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the pace of violent threats has increased sharply since former President Trump and his backers falsely claimed that the 2020 election was rigged.

Kenneth Polite: “Threats to the election community remain a national public safety issue requiring a national response, regardless of politics. The trauma experienced in this community is profound and unprecedented.”

The warning came a day after Trump-backed candidates who deny the results of the 2020 election won primary elections in Arizona and Michigan.

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