It has an impact. One big one.
And this: “1 in 6 local election officials have experienced threats, and more than half of these cases have not been reported to law enforcement.”
That is Amazing small items. And it speaks to the atmosphere of fear and intimidation that Trump and his minions have created among those charged with ensuring free and fair elections.
It is also proof that Trump has not only poisoned the minds of many Americans about the last election, but also played an important role in making the next presidential election less secure and certain. more certain.
Consider what the poll is telling us. If 1 in 5 local election officials quit before the next presidential election, who will replace them? In some cases, no one – that’s bad. In other cases, it could be people matching Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election – searching for “true” one “false” in 2024.
Point: Targets like Raffensperger may be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Trump’s impact on how the 2024 election will be conducted. A massive exodus of local election officials could greatly impede the quest for a free and fair election.