Iowa Man Arrested For Threatening To Hang Arizona Poll Worker

  • An Iowa man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to “lynch” and “hang” a Maricopa County, Arizona, election official nearly a year after the 2020 election, the Justice Department announced.

  • Mark Rissi was arrested Thursday for allegedly leaving voicemails for the unnamed election official, in which Rissi allegedly threatened the official with lynching, hanging, and torches, according to the indictment filed against him.

  • The arrest comes as the FBI continues to warn about heightened threats to election officials across seven states, including Arizona, where election deniers continue to disbelieve that President Biden legitimately won.

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