Hobbs spokeswoman Murphy Hebert said it was the only bomb threat Hobbs received among the thousands of threats the office received via telephone, email and online. She said the threats and harassment came in spurts, with hundreds on some days and then none for a while before another flurry of activity.
"Hanging is something we hear a lot, that you should be hanged," Herbert said. “That seems to be a favorite.”
Clark faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of making the bomb threat and five years on each of the other charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division said threats of violence put election officials and workers at risk "and undermine the bedrock of our democracy: free and fair elections.”
Election officials across the nation, especially in battleground states that Trump lost like Arizona, have been subjected to threats in the wake of Trump's defeat and the failed attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the election results on Jan. 6, 2021.
Attorney General Merrick Garland formed an Election Threats Task Force in June 2021 to focus on threats of violence against elected election officials, workers and and volunteers to ensure they are able to oversee elections free of harassment. The case against Clark is part of that effort.
Hobbs said in a statement that election officials across the country are being regularly threatened for doing their jobs and thanked the FBI for pursuing the investigation.
“It’s unconscionable and undermines our democracy," Hobbs said. “This harassment won’t be tolerated and can’t be normalized.”