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DOJ Unit Brings Its First Election Case, Accuses Texas Man of Making Death Threats

  • Man accused of urging ‘patriots’ to ‘put a bullet’ in official
  • Attorney general vows action as local officials face threats
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The Justice Department arrested a Texas man for allegedly threatening to kill government officials in the first criminal case brought by an elections threat task force created last summer. 

Chad Stark, 54, arrested early Friday, is charged with sending interstate threats after he allegedly posted a message online calling for “patriots” to “put a bullet” in a government official, who wasn’t identified, and to “exterminate” other officials, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday.