Maricopa County attorney says any potential threats against election officials will be investigated

Published: Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 3:18pm

After county officials received threats in the aftermath of last month’s midterm elections, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell says she will vigorously pursue any cases of intimidation made against them.

Mitchell says that any threats against individuals cross the line and will be investigated.

"Threats of violence, or statements intended to incite violence against elected officials, or people involved in the elections process, these are completely inappropriate and people need to understand that these are illegal and we will take them very seriously," Mitchell said. 

Mitchell added that while she is aware that some cases are currently being investigated, none have been brought to her office yet.

Despite some unfounded accusations of fraud from Republican voters, Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors unanimously certified election results on Monday.

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