Connecticut lawmakers look to protect election workers from threats

Several Democrats pushed a bill on Wednesday to prohibit firearms from areas around polling sites.

John Craven and Robyn Karashik

Mar 14, 2024, 12:33 AM

Updated 36 days ago

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The 2024 election is a big year and threats are on the rise against poll workers.
Several Democrats pushed a bill on Wednesday to prohibit firearms from areas around polling sites. The proposal also bans online "doxing,” where election workers' home addresses are distributed to millions.
"Election workers have faced a constant stream of death threats, often quite graphic. They've been doxed,” said state Rep. Matt Blumenthal (D-Stamford).
Another bill would ban so-called "deep fake" videos that use artificial intelligence to impersonate politicians.
Videos that are clearly labeled would be allowed.


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