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Police Will Discreetly Monitor Arizona Voting Sites After Reports of Armed Poll Watchers

Lynnette and Nicole watch a ballot drop box in Mesa, Arizona on October 24.

Lynnette and Nicole watch a ballot drop box in Mesa, Arizona on October 24.

Photographer: Bastien Inzaurralde/AFP/Getty Images

An official in an Arizona county where armed activists have stood near ballot drop boxes said plain-clothes police will discreetly monitor voting sites on Election Day as concerns of violence mount.

In an interview with Bloomberg Radio’s Sound On, Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates told host Joe Mathieu that elections officials are working closely with local and federal law enforcement to ensure the election goes smoothly.