This article by David Levine is published by the Alliance for Securing Democracy. Here is an excerpt:
Insider threats are not new to election administrators. As the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) director, who formerly served as director of elections for South Carolina, recently noted, “[Election officials] can’t conduct elections without bringing in lots of new employees or seasonal workers, so it increases that insider threat.”
One key difference between pre-2020 elections and post-2020 elections is the emergence of election deniers: individuals who falsely maintain that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Their recent involvement in the elections process, and ongoing recruitment efforts of like-minded individuals, has led to an uptick in election interference efforts, raising concerns that insiders could be used to alter the outcome of future elections.
While a great deal of attention has understandably been paid to rogue election administrators, election results can also be manipulated by infiltrating the selection and training of poll workers so that their ranks include individuals who may be willing to break the rules to help their preferred candidate or political party win. As election law expert Rick Hasen has noted:
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