Katie Hobbs Calls for End to Threats to Elections and Election Workers

Hobbs Testifies in U.S. Senate Hearing on Election Administration Threats

PHOENIX—Today, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs testified in a U.S. Senate hearing about emerging threats to election administration in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

Katie Hobbs has been outspoken about the threats she has received and the challenges she has faced such as the so-called “audit” that took place in Arizona. She continues to be a champion for free and fair elections, and protecting democracy in the face of unprecedented obstacles such as a global pandemic, attacks on the validity of the 2020 election, and violent threats against her, her family, and her staff.

Many have remarked that the aftermath of the 2020 election was a reminder of just how fragile American democracy truly is. But at every turn, Americans have stepped up to protect it. Election workers who counted ballots fairly and accurately to uphold the will of the people,” said Katie Hobbs. “Officials who certified free and fair elections despite threats of political retribution, or worse. Judges who rejected dozens of bad-faith, partisan lawsuits. Capitol Police officers who stood their ground against insurrectionists. At every turn, the people who believe in American democracy have stepped up and protected it.