Attacks by Donald Trump….
Follow up by politicians….
Efforts to co-op have forced the civil servant’s who actually count the votes to to try to fend off efforts by outsiders to unbalance and possibly ‘steal’ elections…
In interviews with 10 state chief election officials — along with conversations with staffers, current and former local officials and other election experts — many described how they have had to refocus their positions to battle a constant rolling boil of mis- and disinformation about election processes.
They’re dealing with political candidates undermining the election systems that they still run for office in, and conspiracy theories that target even the most obscure parts of America’s election infrastructure. And they say the country will face the same issues this year as it elects a new Congress and decides control of three dozen statehouses.