Utah Lt. Gov. warns clerks to be cautious of suspicious letters
Nov 9, 2023, 7:34 PM | Updated: 7:48 pm
(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.
We have no reason to believe Utah is a target, but in light of suspicious letters mailed this week to election offices in several other states, we are encouraging county election officials to be alert.
— Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson (@LGHendersonUtah) November 10, 2023
Henderson urges all Utah election employees to follow safety precautions and report suspicious letters or packages to law enforcement.
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