Fighting Back Against Voter Intimidation and Campaign Disinformation

Brian Zick

Jesse Lee at The Gavel reports The House has passed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act, H.R. 1281, which would prohibit and punish deceptive practices that aim to keep voters away from the polls on Election Day. This bill protects every American citizen’s right to vote by making voter deception, for the first time, a crime, by increasing the penalty for voter intimidation, and by calling upon the Justice Department to correct and prevent misinformation campaigns. Rahm Emanuel, who sponsored the bill, speaks in its favor.

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