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Law enforcement is searching for new ways to protect elections

September 15, 2022

A new coalition of election administrators and law enforcement officials met in Washington on Wednesday to develop strategies for connecting their respective communities to push back against a rising tide of online and physical threats against the voting process.

Members of the Committee for Safe and Secure Elections, which announced its formation in June, said during the meeting that historically law enforcement officers have not had much interaction with election administrators in their communities. But that needs to change, attendees said, as election administrators have been bombarded by threats, intimidation and harassment, much of it fueled by persistent falsehoods about voting technology and the 2020 presidential election.

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