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Southeastern Massachusetts man arrested after allegedly making bomb threat to election official



A Massachusetts man was arrested Friday for allegedly sending a communication containing a bomb threat to an election official in the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

James W. Clark, 38, of Falmouth, is charged with one count of making a bomb threat, one count of perpetrating a bomb hoax, and one count of communicating an interstate threat. Clark made his initial appearance today at the federal courthouse in Boston.

“Illegal threats of violence put election officials and workers at risk and undermine the bedrock of our democracy: free and fair elections,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “Our Election Threats Task Force, working with partners across the nation, will continue to vigorously investigate and prosecute illegal threats like these to hold accountable those who threaten our democracy.”

“Throughout Arizona, we are fortunate to have highly professional state, county and local officials who administer elections in a fair and impartial manner,” said U.S. Attorney Gary M. Restaino. “Democracy requires that we support those officials, and that we take seriously allegations of threats or violence against them.”

“The FBI takes all threat-to-life matters very seriously,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Chris Ormerod of the FBI’s Phoenix field office. “While this arrest demonstrates the FBI’s commitment to hold accountable anyone who tries to intimidate a public official, it also shows that people cannot threaten others with violence and physical harm without repercussions.”

According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 14, 2021, Clark allegedly sent the following message via the website contact form of the Elections Division, Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, addressed to the election official: “Your attorney general needs to resign by Tuesday February 16th by 9 am or the explosive device impacted in her personal space will be detonated.”

The indictment also alleges that Clark utilized a web browser to search for the address of the election official and searched for “how to kill” the election official. The indictment further alleges that, on or about Feb. 18, 2021, Clark utilized a web browser to search for “fema boston marathon bombing” and “fema boston marathon bombing plan digital army.”

The threat is one of many made to the Arizona office after their role in certifying the 2020 election in favor of current President Joe Biden.

If convicted, Clark faces a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison for making the bomb threat and up to five years in prison for each of the counts on the bomb hoax and making a threatening interstate communication.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Gary M. Restaino for the District of Arizona, and Acting Special Agent in Charge Chris Ormerod of the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office made the announcement.

FBI Phoenix is investigating the case, with the assistance of FBI Lakeville, MA.

Trial Attorney Tanya Senanayake of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean K. Lokey for the District of Arizona are prosecuting the case.



  1. Antifa

    July 30, 2022 at 9:34 am

    That sounds like something a fascist Trumpublican MoronMaximus would do. He believes the “Big Lie” that The orange Mussolini won.

  2. MortisMaximus

    July 30, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Totally Slanderous and outright lies!

  3. Antifa

    August 3, 2022 at 10:48 am

    This is what fascists do, try to overturn an election that they didn’t like the results of. These brainwashed fools actually might believe there unproven conspiracies. It’s really scary how ignorantly stupid so many have become in the United States. These same idiots think they’re Patriots!

    Prove your lies or STFU!

    • MortisMaximus

      August 3, 2022 at 3:41 pm

      Sick Sick person!

    • MortisMaximus

      August 3, 2022 at 11:42 pm

      Yeah it’s all lies. Russian Collusion, impeachments 1 and 2, the Ukraine call, Hunters Laptop, January 6th., November 3rd and the list goes on and on. The leftists and their media circus have zero credibility but insist it is everyone else who is fraudulent. Take off the clown masks you rotten no good vermin of the left. Exposure by this point should mean executions for treason against America. Oh yeah and remember Hillaries computer servers and cell phones, her fraudulent charity, Bengazi, the DNC hack by imaginary Russians? Had enough yet Ken Moronic. What a pathetic Antifa Trollista! And stop with your outrageous slander, try telling the truth or STFU. 🤡

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