PLEADED GUILTY TO A “THREATENING INTERSTATE COMMUNICATION”
On August 11, 2023, a Massachusetts man (38) pleaded guilty to “one count of making a threatening interstate communication” to an election official with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.
Apparently, on February 14, 2021, a message was sent via the office’s official website threatening to detonate an explosive device planted in the official’s “personal space,” if she didn’t “resign by Tuesday February 16th by 9 am[.]"
Shortly thereafter, the man is said to have made online searches which included that official’s name, together with the words “how to kill,” and “address.”
In a written statement, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland noted that “Americans who serve the public by administering our voting systems should not have to fear for their lives simply for doing their jobs …. As this case demonstrates, the Justice Department is investigating and prosecuting violations of federal law against election officials and election workers. Only by protecting those who administer the election process can we ensure that the right to vote, itself, is protected.”
The man is currently scheduled to be sentenced on October 26, 2023, and faces up to five years in prison.
He certainly bombed there ….
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