Nebraska man pleads guilty to making threats against election official

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Nebraska man pleaded guilty on Thursday to making threats against an election official, marking the third federal case brought by a U.S. Justice Department task force formed last year to address the rising tide of such threats. The Justice Department said that Travis Ford, 42, of Lincoln, wrote threatening posts on Instagram in August 2021 to an unnamed election official, asking: “Do you feel safe? You shouldn’t… Your security detail is far too thin and incompetent to protect you.” Threats against election workers and volunteers drastically increase…

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