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Remedies to better protect election workers

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The federal government is not doing enough to protect election workers from a growing barrage of threats and intimidation, according to a recent national poll of local election officials.

Nearly eight in 10 election officials said the federal government is either doing nothing to support them or not doing enough, according to the poll from the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonprofit law and public policy institute at New York University Law School.

One in six election workers reported that they’d experienced job-related threats–and nearly 80% of those said the threats have increased in recent election cycles. Over 25% said they’re afraid of being assaulted on the job, and more than half are concerned about their co-workers’ safety.

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