A task force created by the Justice Department last year to investigate threats against election workers reviewed more than 1,000 contacts reported as “hostile” or “harassing.”
Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. and 750 election officials and workers shared the finding by the Justice Department’s Election Threat Task Force on Monday, after reviewing more than 1,000 contacts reported as “hostile” or “harassing” by the voting community.
About 11 percent of the contacts met the threshold for a federal criminal investigation. The press release noted, “While many of the contacts were often hostile, harassing and abusive toward election officials, they did not involve threats of unlawful violence.”
The investigation found that in cases where an individual was located, 50 percent of the time, the source contacted the victim on multiple occasions, and the number of individual investigations the task force conducted was less than 5 percent.
While there have been no prosecutions in multiple states so far, the task force has actually charged four federal cases in addition to another case that was indicted before the task force was established.
However, the task force anticipates that more cases will soon be charged.
The task force found that states with closer election results, other than post-election contests, were more likely to have received threats.
Additionally, 58 percent of total potential criminal threats came from states that underwent post-election lawsuits, counts and audits in 2020: states such as Arizona, Georgia, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin.
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