Republican push to recruit election deniers as poll workers causes alarm - News Summed Up

Republican push to recruit election deniers as poll workers causes alarm


“Any individual participating in our election integrity program who does not follow the law will be promptly dismissed,” he said. Parties and campaigns have long hired observers and challengers to monitor the polls, but election workers, temporary employees hired by local election offices, have largely been seen as non-partisan. Election officials say they welcome the surge in GOP interest, especially in areas where it can be hard to find Republican workers. Election officials have faced an unprecedented wave of harassment since the 2020 election and many have quit their jobs. Byrum, the Ingham county clerk, said that the city of Lansing, which usually receives just a handful of applications for Republican poll workers, had already received about 100 GOP applications.


Source: The Guardian June 30, 2022 23:59 UTC



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