Maricopa County’s Clint Hickman on election threats: ‘It has to stop’

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By Kevin Stone || KTAR

The chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors said he’s sick and tired of violent threats aimed at elections workers who are just doing their jobs.

“Their main crime is answering the phone and trying to help people get information, and to have threats of violence toward them just because they have the audacity to answer the phone and try to point people to where they can get information, it has to stop,” Clint Hickman, a Republican, told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Wednesday.

A day earlier, Hickman issued a statement denouncing threats after audio circulated online (WARNING: explicit language) of somebody telling a Maricopa County elections worker “someone should shoot you in the head.”

A year after 2020 elections, threats, abuse still coming in, Hickman says

“I call on the [state] Senate Elections Committee and losing political candidates to stop spreading or amplifying lies about elections that inflame the passions of people who don’t know any better or don’t want to know any better,” Hickman said in the statement.

The Republican said he wants the focus to be on all the great things about living in Arizona with so many visitors heading to town in the coming days for the Super Bowl and the WM Phoenix Open.


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February 2023