Arizona elections official goes into hiding after post-midterm threats

Chair of Maricopa Elections Division Invoice Gates has reportedly gone into hiding after alleged threats by MAGA voters and officers whose GOP candidates — reminiscent of election-fraud promoter Kari Lake — misplaced in Arizona’s midterm elections.

After Lake misplaced to governor-elect Katie Hobbs, she tweeted, “Arizonans know BS after they see it,” fueling her already enraged base by persevering with to pound her — and Donald Trump’s — Large Lie drumbeat.

Quickly after, Maricopa County Lawyer Tom Liddy “reported what he thought of to be a risk from the Lake marketing campaign to the native sheriff,” in response to HuffPost, saying that “there have been a ‘lot of irate folks on the market’ whom the marketing campaign ‘cannot management.'”

On Sunday, Gates, a lifelong Republican who has staunchly defended Arizona’s voter integrity, “was moved to an ‘undisclosed’ location,” the place officers from the Sheriff’s workplace will probably be on guard. He confirmed with an Arizona Fox station that he moved “for his personal security,” in response to HuffPost.

From Fox10:

His [Gates’] stance has triggered a slew of backlash on-line and in individual. Some folks had been seen launching verbal assaults on Gates throughout a gathering with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors earlier this week.

Different county officers have reported receiving calls they thought of threatening from marketing campaign volunteers.

And from HuffPost:

He [attorney Liddy] stated an legal professional from the Republican Nationwide Committee talking on behalf of the marketing campaign warned Liddy on the cellphone every week in the past that there have been “lots” of Lake supporters who had been actually “irate” and the marketing campaign was unable to “management” them. Lake was about to be projected because the loser in her race.

Each the RNC legal professional and Lake marketing campaign have denied any risk in opposition to Liddy.

Kari Lake has nonetheless not conceded to governor-elect Katie Hobbs, regardless that she misplaced by greater than 17,000 votes.