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False allegations of voter fraud in 2020 led to increased threats against Texas election workers

A Texas elections administrator from Tarrant County told a U.S. House committee there was a social media call for his violent death, and election workers nationwide have reported more than 1,000 “hostile contacts” over the past year.

Elections Administrator Heider Garcia pulls up the security cam footage of an election integrity group recounting the votes from the 2020 GOP primary elections at the Tarrant County Elections Administration building in Fort Worth, TX on July 22, 2022. Ballots become public records after 22 months, granting this group access to review the votes from this election, and eventually, the general.

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