Let’s Talk About Fear

Earlier this week, I read a series of depressingly familiar news reports. The secretaries of state in charge of vote counts in Georgia and Arizona have received a series of threats to their families and their staffs. The threats come regardless of party affiliation. Here’s a sampling of the threats directed at Georgia Republican Brad Raffensperger and his wife:

https://twitter.com/jameshohmann/status/1329436021025615875

And now here’s a statement from Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs:

And remember, these statements come on the heels of news that the CIA’s “most endangered employee for much of the past year” was the whistleblower who helped launch the impeachment proceedings against the president. 

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