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As they begin to prepare ahead of the 2024 election, efforts to deceive the public regarding voting and elections remains a top concern for state election officials. Several secretaries of state recently gathered in Washington for the annual summer conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State; at the conference officials identified misinformation and the emergence of generative artificial intelligence tools to create false or misleading content as some of their top concerns. Other top concerns included staffing and the loss of experienced

Conservative attorney John Eastman is facing disbarment for allegedly devising a plan to keep Donald Trump in the White house after losing the 2020 presidential election. Eastman is expected to testify before the State Bar of California this week in a proceeding which could result in losing his license to practice law in the state. Mr. Eastman faces 11 disciplinary charges regarding his development of a questionable legal strategy aimed at helping Trump remain in power by disrupting the counting of state electoral votes.

A bill regarding voting identification requirements approved by Nebraska voters and introduced by Sen. Julie Slama, was advanced from the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee last week after being amended to focus on photo IDs. Slama had sought more far-reaching requirements, including verification of voters’ citizenship, notarization of mail-in ballots and audits of witness signatures for mail-in ballots. The amended version of the legislation would include a wide range of identification voters could present at the polls including passports, driver’s licenses, military and

Tech-inclined political scientists and computer engineers have long warned that artificial intelligence could pose a major threat to our electoral system; AI tools can now create cloned human voices and realistic images at a low cost, leading to a rapid spread of misinformation. Especially considering social media algorithms' ability to disseminate information quickly to targeted audiences, dirty campaign tricks may soon reach a new low in the 2024 presidential election.  Visit Associated Press to learn moreImage Credit:mikemacmarketing (CC BY 2.0)

Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican presidential candidate, recently advocated for raising the minimum voting age to 25 unless young Americans have served at least six months in the military or pass the citizenship test ordinarily administered to immigrants seeking naturalized citizenship. During a campaign event in Urbandale, Iowa Ramaswamy said that the absence of national pride is a major issue in the United States and that raising the voting age could, “create a sense of shared purpose and responsibility amongst young Americans to become educated