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Nevilledog

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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 09:56 PM Sep 2021

Election Workers Are Under Attack. A Group Of Lawyers Plans To Defend Them



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Election officials nationwide are still grappling with death threats, conspiracy theories and now, legal penalties for making what were once regarded as minor mistakes.

Now, after the 2020 election, a new legal defense group aims to defend them:

Election Workers Are Under Attack. A Group Of Lawyers Plans To Defend Them
A bipartisan group is hoping to support voting workers who have faced unprecedented scrutiny and pressure for more than a year now.
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6:05 PM · Sep 8, 2021


https://www.npr.org/2021/09/08/1034811510/election-workers-are-under-attack-a-group-of-lawyers-plans-to-defend-them

Voting officials nationwide are still grappling with a new reality after the 2020 election that includes death threats, conspiracy theories and legal penalties for making what were once regarded as minor mistakes, but on Wednesday, a bipartisan group of attorneys announced an organization aimed at helping them fight back.

The Election Official Legal Defense Network is the first organization of its kind aimed at providing pro-bono legal help and advice for election officials who up until a year ago did not really need it.

"It would be better if this wasn't necessary," said David Becker, a cofounder of the group and the executive director of the Center for Election Innovation & Research. "But given the conversations many of us have had with election officials around the country, it's an unfortunate byproduct of the environment we now live in and the election denialism we're now seeing."

Election officials nationwide describe a shift over the past year in the pressure and adversity that come with their jobs, and they attribute most of that to the pervasive false narrative that the 2020 election was stolen in some way from former President Donald Trump.

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Election Workers Are Under Attack. A Group Of Lawyers Plans To Defend Them (Original Post) Nevilledog Sep 2021 OP
I am going to raise this at the next Democratic Lawyers Association meeting LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2021 #1
Yay! Nevilledog Sep 2021 #2
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