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Testimony on Threats Against Election Officials Before the Committee on Homeland Security

Liz Howard, senior counsel, testified before the Committee on Homeland Security about threats against election officials.

Published: July 20, 2022

On July 20, 2022, Liz Howard, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, testified before the Committee on Homeland Security about the danger that threats against election officials pose to our democracy.

Election officials from across the country continue to face death threats and harassment for simply doing their jobs. False information about our election administration is a significant contributor to these threats that are leading to numerous other concerns, such as the high numbers of election officials leaving the profession, which increase the fragility of our democracy. Congress has a critical role to play in helping better protect our election officials, including increasing awareness of these threats, providing grant funds designated for targeted assistance to our officials, and spurring on government agencies, civil society, the private sector and other actors to work together to protect our democracy.