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New data sheds light on one method to combat election lies

Added 08-05-22 05:07:01am EST - “Positive messaging about democratic values like freedom and unity seems to have a meaningful effect on whether voters say they trust voting results.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “New data sheds light on one method to combat election lies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Miami-Dade County Elections Department employees check the tabulation made by voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming state primary election. Marta Lavandier/AP hide caption

Miami-Dade County Elections Department employees check the tabulation made by voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming state primary election.

For election officials, falsehoods about America's voting process can feel like a game of whack-a-mole.

"There's just so much that is incorrect that they just keep repeating and repeating and repeating," one Colorado voting official told NPR recently. "And then as soon as I have absolutely blocked off that path with actual correct information, then they just move that goal post. And they keep just moving the goal posts."

A Justice Department official said in a Senate hearing this week that the federal law enforcement agency had reviewed more than a thousand hostile threats against election workers over the past year. And in a separate congressional hearing, lawmakers mulled how to make the presidential election certification process less vulnerable to partisan hijacking.

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