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 was the democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covered voting, elections, redistricting, and efforts to subvert democracy.