Election officials worry about their safety ahead of midterms

Election officials worry about their safety ahead of midterms

This post was originally published on this siteWhen US intelligence and national security officials gathered at a classified facility in April to speak with election officials around the country, there was no burning new intelligence to share about threats to American democracy.

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Election Workers Are in Crisis. Will Congress Actually Help?

Election Workers Are in Crisis. Will Congress Actually Help?

This post was originally published on this sitePhoto Illustration by Kelly Caminero/Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty Defiance County, Ohio, does not loom large in the story of the 2020 presidential election. This rural slice of northwest Ohio—population 38,000—went for Donald Trump by more than 30 percentage points. The county has long...

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Republicans want more eyes on election workers. Experts worry about their intent

Republicans want more eyes on election workers. Experts worry about their intent

This post was originally published on this site Normally, more involvement in democracy is a good thing. But officials worry people could be motivated to take their election watcher roles too far. (Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

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