Election officials risk criminal charges under 31 new GOP-imposed penalties

By: - July 16, 2022 11:00 am
Poll workers assist voters at the Westside Community Center in West Des Moines’ Valley Junction neighborhood shortly after 8 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020.

Poll workers assist voters at the Westside Community Center in West Des Moines’ Valley Junction neighborhood shortly after 8 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020. Iowa is one of 12 states that have enacted 35 new criminal penalties targeting election officials since 2020. (Photo by Perry Beeman/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covers voting, elections, redistricting, and efforts to subvert democracy.

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