Jocelyn Benson

Ongoing threats against election administration fuel 'anxiety and dread,' officials tell Senate

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A hearing on threats against election workers, egged on by falsehoods about the 2020 presidential contest, turned emotional at times.

'Veil of misinformation' chases election officials' 2020 successes

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The challenges created by misinformation and disinformation about voting processes continue to test election officials.

Election officials renew push for more financial assistance

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State and local election administrators said philanthropic gifts made a difference in 2020, but there are still longterm funding gaps.

Right-wing scammers indicted over robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

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Two bumbling GOP scammers face charges over a robocall that discouraged people in Detroit and other cities from voting.

Nation-state hackers 'rattling at our doorknob,' election official tells Congress

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"We’ve got to keep our eye on the other balls" even as COVID-19 upends everything, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams told members of Congress.

Michigan catches robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said she and the Michigan attorney general are investigating the call, which appears to be the work of two bumbling right-wing scam artists.

Senate breakthrough on election security funding 'encouraging'

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Some state election officials at a federal cybersecurity conference said they're happy to see progress toward sustainable funding, but others remain dubious.

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