Arizona's top election official decries violent threats over election results
(Reuters) - Arizona's top election official Katie Hobbs said on Wednesday she faced escalating threats of violence over the outcome of the Nov. 3 presidential election, and blamed President Donald Trump for spreading misinformation to undermine trust in the results.
(路透社)-亚利桑那州最高选举官员凯蒂·霍布斯(Katie Hobbs)周三表示，她面临着11月3日总统选举结果不断升级的暴力威胁，并指责唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)总统散布错误信息，破坏人们对选举结果的信任。
Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump in Arizona by more than 10,000 votes, according to Edison Research, one of the states he flipped away from Trump to win the White House by securing 306 Electoral College votes to the president's 232.
爱迪生研究公司(Edison Research)的数据显示，民主党人乔·拜登(Joe Biden)在亚利桑那州以超过1万张选票击败特朗普。拜登是在亚利桑那州击败特朗普入主白宫的州之一，获得了306张选举人票，而总统获得了232张选举人票。
Trump has vented his anger on Twitter, making dubious claims of election fraud. While his efforts to contest the results in courts around the country have so far almost entirely failed, opinion polls show his complaints about a "rigged" election have a political benefit, with as many as half of Trump's fellow Republicans believing them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Hobbs, Arizona's Secretary of State, called the threats directed toward her family and staff "utterly abhorrent", but said they would not prevent her from doing her job, which includes certifying the state's election results.
"But there are those, including the president, members of Congress and other elected officials, who are perpetuating misinformation and are encouraging others to distrust the election results in a manner that violates the oath of the office they took," Hobbs said in a statement.
"It is well past time that they stop. Their words and actions have consequences," she said.
She did not give details on the types of threats she had received.
Spurred by his false claims of fraud, thousands of Trump's supporters have joined rallies across the country, including on Saturday in Washington, to protest Biden's win.
A number of far-right and militia groups such as the Proud Boys and Three Percenters, have joined similar protests in Arizona, some armed with semi-automatic weapons.
Election officials from both parties, around the United States, have said there was no evidence of vote tampering, and a federal review drew the same conclusion. Biden also leads in the national popular vote by more than 5.8 million votes.
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