Amid nationwide concerns about threats against election officials, Prince William Registrar Eric Olsen announced he was stepping down following the election over stress and a conflict with local Republicans. “It’s not a good time to be an election official right now,” he said. (Political cartoon by John Cole)
From The Virginia Mercury: “‘It’s not a good time to be an election official right now,’ Olsen said as he publicly announced his departure. ‘And I think there’s legitimate fear about what could come down the road for people who are just trying to do their jobs.’ … Democratic [Board of Election member Keith Scarborough] denounced the trend of election offices being inundated with Freedom of Information Act requests about the 2020 election. Those requests, he said, are a waste of time and money by people still hung up on ‘the big lie’ that widespread fraud occurred in 2020.”
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