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Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, has the sacred responsibility of overseeing her state’s razor-close presidential election.

We know now that Hobbs tweeted slanderous claims against President Donald Trump and his followers. (Washington Examiner)

In tweets sent from her personal campaign account, Hobbs accused Trump of being “on the side of the freaking Nazis,” said much of what happened at his rallies was “deplorable,” and cheered for “stopping the Trump agenda.”

Hobbs was elected to be Arizona’s Secretary of State in 2018 and took office in 2019. Before that, she was a state senator and a state representative, first elected to office in 2010.

Hobbs is not the only Democratic secretary of state overseeing a key Electoral College contest who has bad-mouthed the president on Twitter. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar predicted that a Trump victory would “significantly weaken the US, driving us into a lengthy recession.” In a 2017 tweet, she asserted that “using the title ‘President’ before the word ‘Trump’ really demeans the office of the presidency.”

In October 2016, before Trump was elected, Hobbs remarked that “There is so much deplorable at Trump rallies it’s hard to keep track,” echoing 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s September 2016 widely criticized “basket of deplorables” line in reference to Trump supporters. Hobbs made the comment in response to a photo of a sign at a Trump rally that depicted a shooting target over Clinton’s face.

According to the latest numbers, President Trump trails currently projected President-elect Joe Biden by 0.39% in Arizona. The results of legal challenges and recounts requested by the Trump campaign, including a hand recount in Georgia, remain outstanding.


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