ELECTIONS

Utah Lt. Gov. warns clerks to be cautious of suspicious letters

Nov 9, 2023, 7:34 PM | Updated: 7:48 pm

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson answers interview questions in her office at the Capitol in Salt Lake Cit...

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson answers interview questions in her office at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023.(Kristin Murphy /Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy /Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson is urging county clerks in Utah to be cautious after election offices in other states received suspicious letters. 

Namely, according to CNN, election offices in Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington got suspicious mail. 

Some of those offices received letters that tested positive for fentanyl, including the Georgia elections office. 

“I stand with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in condemning such acts of domestic terrorism,” Henderson said in the release. 

In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Henderson encouraged local clerks to be vigilant. 

 

Henderson urges all Utah election employees to follow safety precautions and report suspicious letters or packages to law enforcement. 

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