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Maricopa County certifies election results in spite of threatening messages to election workers

Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:51pm
Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 7:34am

Maricopa County supervisors Monday certified the Aug. 2 primary. It was an election that saw record voter turnout and minimal problems according to County Recorder Stephen Richer. 

That notwithstanding, his office received numerous threatening messages ahead of Election Day. He read one of them to the supervisors. 

“Hope it’s broadcasted live on pay per view or something. I’d like to have you in a black and white poster in my office of you hanging from the end of the rope during your GITMO trial and execution,” recited Richer.

He said those who make such threats are rooting against American democracy, “and we’re not going to listen to that. We’re going to continue to improve on the successful election we just ran because, yes, there are improvements we can and should make.”

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