2 Arizona election officials abruptly quit before the primaries, citing continuous threats from Trump supporters over 2020 elections


* Two top election officials in Yavapai, Arizona, abruptly quit their jobs.

* They said they were leaving after threats from Trump supporters denying the 2020 election results.

* Election officials around the US have been under attack since Trump claimed the election was fraudulent.

Two top Arizona election officials abruptly quit their jobs before the state's primary elections, citing continuous threats from former President Donald Trump's supporters after the 2020 elections, multiple reports say.

Leslie Hoffman, the elected county recorder in Yavapai County, said on Friday that she was stepping down later this month after facing two years of "nastiness" from election deniers, The Washington Post reported.

Hoffman said elections director Lynn Constabile, who had worked for the county for 18 years, was leaving for the same reason, The Post reported. Constabile did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Election officials across the country had been under attack after Trump lost the 2020 president election and falsely claimed that it was fraudulent. However, Trump had won Yavapai County in 2020.

Hoffman said, according to The Post: "I'm a Republican recorder living in a Republican county where the candidate that they wanted to win won by 2-to-1 in this county and still getting grief, and so is my staff."

"I'm not sure what they think that we did wrong," she said. "And they're very nasty. The accusations and ... (Read more)

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