Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections: officials
A poll deputy fixes a sign set up outside of a polling station during the congressional District 20 elections on Jan. 11, 2022, in Lauderhill, Florida. - Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/TNS
Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators raised a bevy of concerns Thursday about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy.
A bipartisan panel of current and former elections officials and experts told the Senate Rules and Administration Committee that state officials face threats of physical violence, while dealing with misinformation, supply chain challenges and funding shortfalls — making the administration of this year’s midterm elections more difficult.

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