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Fri May 13, 2022, 05:12 PM

'Time to Get Out': Arizona's Election Security Chief Quits Over Threats and Conspiracies



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The Tennessee Holler
@TheTNHoller
How Trump and his MAGA liars chased the AZ elections chief (and others) out, to be replaced by loyalists: “Right now with the threats, the hostility, the public bashing of election workers… it’s tough to stay. I started carrying a gun.”

vice.com
‘Time to Get Out’: Arizona’s Election Security Chief Quits Over Threats and Conspiracies
Ken Matta has dire a warning about his state handing over election integrity to election deniers and conspiracy theorists.
1:55 PM · May 13, 2022


https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkpjy9/arizona-election-security


Ken Matta helped run elections in the Arizona secretary of state’s office for more than 19 years. For the last six, he was head of election security. As of last week, Matta was gone: He took a job in the private sector, leaving behind an election administration system under threat.

Arizona is ground zero for stolen-election lies operationalized. Republicans launched an “audit” that became a symbol of voting conspiracies and made the Cyber Ninjas a household name. They transformed former President Donald Trump’s attacks into a draconian new round of election subversions. They even asked voters to be willing to die to defend the “stolen election.”

Matta told the world he’s leaving his job and decried the handover of election integrity to politicians and TV pundits, many of whom have a vested interest in destroying it. We chatted this week, and his warnings about basic election integrity and the future of democracy are dire. Our conversation has been edited for length.

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Fri May 13, 2022, 05:13 PM

1. mission accomplished now the neo nazis can install their own person nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri May 13, 2022, 05:16 PM

3. Hard to convince people their job is worth their life.

We've got a whole lotta armed crazy in this state.

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Fri May 13, 2022, 05:15 PM

2. The Radical Right's Cancel Culture is out of control (nt)

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