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Emerging Threats to Election Administration, Hearing Before the Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, October 26, 2021   [open pdf - 24MB]

This is the July October 26, 2021 hearing on "Emerging Threats to Election Administration," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. From the opening statement of Amy Klobuchar: "The freedom to vote is fundamental to all of our freedoms, and safeguarding that freedom not only requires protecting the right to cast a ballot, but also the right to have that vote counted. That right depends on election workers across the country, including volunteers who work to ensure that our elections are free and fair. In the last year, election officials and election workers in red, blue, and purple states have faced a barrage of threats and abusive conduct from those seeking to interfere with the certification of the 2020 election or overturn the result. I have heard about threats from officials in my own state, including threats targeting our own Secretary of State Steve Simon, and from others across the country. These threats have persisted despite the last Administration's Department of Homeland Security calling the 2020 election 'the most secure in American history'. [...] According to a survey of local election officials earlier this year, nearly one in three felt unsafe because of their job, and nearly one in six had received threats of violence. We should stop and remember that number again." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Katie Hobbs, Al Schmidt, Wade Henderson, and Matt Masterson.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 117-99; Senate Hearing 117-99
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Date:
2021
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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