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Over a dozen people in multiple states have been charged with threatening election workers by a Justice Department unit trying to curb the violent and graphic threats against individuals who count and secure the vote. Secretaries of state and experts have warned that government employees are being threatened at higher rates, even during normally quiet periods in between elections. Experts worry this trend could also increase dramatically leading into 2024 and want the federal government to bolster their efforts to protect election officials. Visit

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a Republican-backed election bill that would end a grace period for voting by mail and create new allowances for partisan poll observers. In a video message the Democratic governor accused the Republican legislature of using their veto-proof majority to pass a bill not focused on election security, but rather on Republicans retaining and increasing their power in the state. Cooper also claimed the bill would make voting more challenging for young and non-white voters. Republican House Speaker Tim

Current Mississippi Republican Governor Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for a potential second term in office, he will now face Democrat Brandon Presley in the November 7th gubernatorial election. Presley, a cousin of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley, hopes to unseat the GOP governor in the heavily conservative state. Visit Associated Press to learn moreImage Credit:Brian.S.W (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Ohio voters defeated a Republican-backed proposal that would have made it more challenging to change the state’s constitution. Had the measure passed, Issue 1 would have switched the threshold for passing a constitutional amendment from a simple majority to a 60% supermajority. This special election may have major consequences in the near future, with a fall campaign in which  voters will decide whether or not to enshrine abortion rights into the Ohio state constitution. Visit Associated Press to learn moreImage Credit:OZinOH (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Donald Trump was indicted last week on felony charges for working to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The four-count indictment chronicles the cascading effect of the former president's months-long campaign of lies regarding the election results leading to  the insurrection at the Capitol, and in turn Trump trying to  exploit the violence as a reason to further delay the counting of the votes that sealed his defeat. Visit Associated Press to learn moreImage Credit:Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)