One consequence the “big lie” that Trump won the 2020 presidential election has had is the increasing number of attacks on election workers. But perhaps an even more worrying trend is that these terrorized U.S. election workers who are so essential to America’s democracy are getting little help from law enforcement. This article by Linda So and Jason Szep is published by Reuters. Here is an excerpt:
The death threats brought Staci McElyea to tears. The caller said that McElyea and other workers in the Nevada Secretary of State’s office were “going to f—— die.” She documented the threats and alerted police, who identified and interviewed the caller. But in the end, detectives said there was nothing they could do – that the man had committed no crime.
The first call came at 8:07 a.m. on Jan. 7, hours after Congress certified Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the November 2020 presidential vote. The caller accused McElyea of “stealing” the election, echoing Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. “I hope you all go to jail for treason. I hope your children get molested. You’re all going to f—— die,” he told her.
He called back three times over the next 15 minutes, each time telling her she was “going to die.”
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