“The Ongoing Electoral Efforts to up the Anti-Democratic Ante”

Important New Yorker article on the difficulties that election administrators face going into the midterm elections. Election administration has been a challenge because of newly enacted voting restrictions enacted by Republican-led legislatures and, importantly, the enforcement of some of those restrictions by private groups primarily made up of election deniers. For example, these groups used these new restrictions to challenge significant numbers of voters during the primaries, and these challenges will likely escalate in the midterm elections this fall. While these challenges usually fail, they may nonetheless intimidate some minority voters from voting.

Election administrators have already faced an unprecedented number of death threats and intimidation tactics in the wake of the 2020 election. This article details the many other ways in which their lives have been complicated since that pivotal election.

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