The mid-terms are around the corner. A key issue in last year’s election was disinformation. It is still current and elections officials will still be tasked with fighting it in order to ensure a successful midterm vote. This Stateline article by Matt Vasilogambros is published by Pew Trusts. Here is an excerpt
After a year of election-related lies and disinformation, voters in 32 states went to the polls this month with few major technical errors, lines or delays in results.
But election officials and voting rights advocates caution there is still considerable work to do ahead of next year’s midterms to boost lagging confidence in the democratic process, especially among the three-quarters of Republicans who believe former President Donald Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election was rigged.
“Despite all of the threats, despite distractions, despite harassment, despite frivolous subpoenas, despite the pandemic and a continued lack of resources, election officials once again did what we have seen them do repeatedly: They facilitated democracy,” said David Becker, executive director and founder of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, a D.C.-based nonpartisan nonprofit.
Read the full article here.