‘We are in harm’s way’: Election officials fear for their personal safety amid torrent of false claims about voting

August 13, 2021 ☼ election-2020repercussions

Source: The Washington Post

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Nine months after the 2020 election, local officials across the country are coping with an ongoing barrage of criticism and personal attacks that many fear could lead to an exodus of veteran election administrators before the next presidential race.

“The complaints, the threats, the abuse, the magnitude of the pressure — it’s too much,’’ said Susan Nash, a city clerk in Livonia, Mich., who has contended with ongoing questions about the integrity of the process in her community.

As Trump continues to promote the false notion that the 2020 White House race was tainted by fraud, there is mounting evidence that his attacks are curdling the faith that many Americans once had in their elections — and taking a deep toll on the public servants who work to protect the vote.

Undermining faith in democracy is going to make Trump go down as the worst president ever. He is willing to sacrifice America to feed his ego.