The Secure Elections Network
The Brennan Center for Justice’s
The Attack on Election Officials began in the weeks preceding the November 2020 election based on the Big Lie that the election would be and then was stolen.
In the weeks prior to, during, and since the November 2020 election, local election officials have faced both verbal and physical threats. This has had a huge impact on their well being and the prospects for running future elections. Turquoise Baker, Research and Program Associate at the Brennan Center for Justice, will enlighten us on the attacks faced by election officials and the impact for future elections.
Turquoise Baker is a research and program associate at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where she focuses on election security. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Baker worked as an intern and project manager at Waverly Main Street and a Digital and Inclusive Excellence Fellow for the Association of Research Libraries. Baker graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 2020 with a B.A. in political science and international studies and a minor in economics. While at Johns Hopkins, she served as the marketing director and executive director of the Foreign Affairs Symposium. Baker’s previous research focused on housing discrimination, constitutional law, and segregation.