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January 27, 2024

They watched 2 Georgia election workers face abuse, and it’s compelling them to serve in 2024

“‘There was always a focus on, what if there’s a fire, what if there’s a flood,’ says Jennifer Morrell, a former elections official. ‘I think that has shifted to include threats of violence and acts of violence.’

Morrell — who now runs the Elections Group, a firm advising election departments around the country — says election professionals are adapting in other ways. Some provide de-escalation training and offer mental health resources to staffers, and many coordinate with local law enforcement.”

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