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Election officials preparing for worst-case scenarios around midterms!

A voter fills out his ballot at the early voting location at the town hall in Quincy, MA on August 27, 2022.”
Credit: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images in Salon

Election officials preparing for worst-case scenarios: Violence around the midterms

From Salon Magazine:

“Election officials across the country are concerned with potential violence and other disruptions compromising this November’s midterm elections. Some are even quitting their jobs as Donald Trump’s allies continue to push out false claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election.”

“Efforts by Trump allies to overturn the last presidential election have persisted, even close to two years after the fact, and false claims about the supposedly stolen election have created safety concerns for administrators across the country. One in six elec­tion offi­cials have exper­i­enced threats and 77% say that they feel those threats have increased in recent years, according to a Brennan Center poll released earlier this year.

“Death threats, racist and gender-based attacks are reportedly forcing election workers to hire personal security, leave their homes and in some cases even resign from their positions.” 

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Posted by Steve on September 13, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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