Arizona’s top elections official on Wednesday said she’s received “ongoing and escalating” threats of violence in the aftermath of Joe Biden’s win over President Trump in the 2020 race.
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, criticized the Trump administration and other Republicans, for spreading “misinformation” about the election that she said has prompted the threats.
“There are those, including the president, members of Congress and their elected officials, who are perpetuating misinformation and are encouraging others to distrust the election results in a manner that violates the oath of office they took,” Hobbs said in a statement.
“It is well past time that they stop. Their words and actions have consequences.”
Hobbs recently received a death threat that was posted to the conservative social media site Parler, which read, “Let’s burn her house down and kill her family and teach these fraudsters a lesson,” her office said.
Her home address and personal information as well as her son’s