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October 21, 2021

FBI Media Alert: FBI: Threats Against Election Workers in New Mexico Will Not be Tolerated

The FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office announced they will vigorously investigate and prosecute threats against election workers and officials, even if federal candidates are not on the ballot next month in New Mexico.

"The FBI wants to make it absolutely clear we will not tolerate threats against any federal, state, or local election worker who is only trying to do their job of serving our democracy," Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda of the Albuquerque FBI Division said. "Protecting our democratic process is vital to our nation's security."

In July, the Department of Justice announced a law enforcement task force to address the rise in threats against election workers, administrators, officials, and others associated with the election process.

The FBI, as a task force member, will vigorously and thoroughly investigate any and all allegations of election workers being threatened or intimidated.
To report suspected threats or violent acts, the public can contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

You can also file a complaint online at tips.fbi.gov.

If someone is in imminent danger or risk of harm, call 911 or your local police department immediately.

Here is a link to the FBI elections crimes and security website: https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes/election-crimes-and-security.