The U.S. Justice Department says it has investigated more than 1,000 harassing and threatening messages to election workers. About 100 could result in charges.
“I hope it’s something that continues, and that local prosecutors and local law enforcement take these threats seriously,” said Chris Harvey, who was Georgia elections director for six years, through the contentious 2020 presidential election.
“The DOJ isn’t going to be able to handle every threatening message,” said Harvey, now a member of the Committee for Safe and Secure Elections.
The bipartisan committee brings together elections and law-enforcement experts to help protect elections workers and voters from violence.
“It’s going to be the local police and sheriffs and prosecutors that are going to have to deal with a lot of these threats,” Harvey said.