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A Texas election worker’s heart attack highlights tensions between officials and poll watchers

Williamson County’s top official said a voter fraud activist was responsible for “almost costing someone their life.” Under pressure from her lawyer, he retracted the statement.

By Natalia Contreras, Votebeat and The Texas Tribune
Laura Pressley, a self-styled poll-watching expert and vocal opponent of electronic voting systems, listens to proceedings during a trial disputing the integrity of a November 2019 special election, at the Gillespie County Jail in Fredericksburg, on Oct. 10, 2022. Pressley aimed to show that the election process was flawed, and that mistakes made in the tabulation of election results meant that the true outcome of the 2019 special election could not be determined.

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