As the January 6 committee hearings have made clear, the attack on the Capitol was fueled by false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. While the insurrection failed, the damage from the Big Lie of a “stolen” election is ongoing.
2021 and 2022 have been record-breaking years for new legislative attacks on voting and election administration. Brennan Center research has found that most of the legislation has been fueled and justified by misinformation. And in upcoming elections, voters and election officials will have to navigate new burdens imposed by some of these laws. Here are a few examples of the effects of the Big Lie that voters will face this fall.