Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties

By: - July 18, 2022 6:00 am

Representatives for President Donald Trump, left, looks over a ballots during the presidential recount vote for Dane County on November 20, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. President Donald Trump requested a recount of ballots in Milwaukee and Dane counties in Wisconsin. GOP-controlled state legislatures around the country have added a bevy of new crimes and criminal penalties around election administration. Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images.Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images.

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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