Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties

By: - July 15, 2022 2:15 pm
Right-wing protestors in Maricopa County, Arizona

Protesters gather outside the Maricopa County, Arizona, Elections Department on Nov. 4, 2020, demanding that all ballots for Donald Trump be counted. Since then, several state have approved laws creating criminal penalties for election officials involved in voter fraud. (Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Louisiana Illuminator's parent nonprofit in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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