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Sowing Chaos Before the 2024 Elections

With the 2024 national elections now less than six months away, election officials and security experts are working tirelessly to ensure that these elections will be safe, fair, and accurate — free from misinformation and disinformation both foreign and domestic. They clearly have their jobs cut out for them. Officials are attending conferences designed to […]

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How’d We Get Here, Again?

A whirl of endless disinformation…60% of Republicans variously committed to insurrection supporters or the Big Lie…endless filter bubbles…”pink slime” in place of local journalism… The wonders do not cease. It didn’t happen overnight, and it wasn’t caused by the neoliberal conviction that we didn’t need no steenking Fairness Doctrine. It took much more to get

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As Midterm Elections Loom, Elections Officials Express Fear

According to a Brennan Center for Justice report issued on March 10, 2022, 77% of elections officials believe that threats against election officials and their families are increasing. Previous Secure Elections Network webinar presenter, Turquoise Baker, and Ruby Edlin explain the dire situation. Thirty percent of election officials report knowing at least one official who

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Tina Peters, Mesa County, Colorado Elections Clerk Indicted

According to an article appearing in The New York Times on March 9, 2022, Ms. Peters and her assistant clerk, Belinda Knisley are both accused of tampering with elections machines, security and procedures in 2021. Despite being told by state officials not to allow access to voting machines or provide passwords for those machines to

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Election Officials Are Key

Election officials are not secretarial staffs, they are professionals. We call them “clerks” or “administrators” but the truth is they are profoundly well trained and deeply sophisticated pros who conduct hundreds — even thousands — of tasks in preparing for, conducting, and validating elections. Brenda Cabrera, Fairfax Virginia’s Director of Elections, renders an impressive list

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