Former Maricopa County Recorder Fontes Testifies Before House Committee About Election Worker Intimidation And Voter Subversion

Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:15pm
Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 8:45am

Testifying before the Committee on House Administration, several politicians, experts and election officials spoke about voter suppression, subversion, and election worker intimidation. 

An attorney for the Brennan Center for Justice cited their own national survey that concluded “one in three election officials feel unsafe because of their job.” 

Adrian Fontes, the former Maricopa County Recorder, also testified about his concerns.

"I strongly support legislative efforts to protect election officials in Arizona and across the country from harassment, intimidation, threats and political interference, so that they can safely perform their duties to serve voters and protect election integrity," Fontes said. 

Since January, the Brennan Center says 30 laws have been enacted across 18 states making it harder for Americans to vote. 

The committee chair says two bills making their way through Congress would help mitigate voting restrictions as well as protect election workers and voters from possible discrimination and intimidation.