In response to the growing threats to election workers, the Department of Justice (DOJ) set up an investigative task force. It examined over 1000 contacts that were identified as “hostile” or “harassing”. This article by Shawna Mizelle is published by CNN Edition. Here is an excerpt:
A task force launched by the Justice Department last year to investigate threats against election workers looked at more than 1,000 contacts “reported as hostile or harassing” and said about 11% of those “met the threshold for a federal criminal investigation.”
The findings were presented at a briefing on Monday with US Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite and a bipartisan group of about 750 election officials and workers from across the country as they prepare for the midterm elections.
The Election Threats Task Force, which was created last year to address an increasing number of election workers’ concerns over ongoing threats against them, also found that in instances where a source of reported contact was identified, “in 50% of the matters, the source contacted the victim on multiple occasions.”
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