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Local Officials Tried to Subvert US Midterm Vote, Stoking 2024 Concerns

  • Most efforts have been rebuffed by courts or second thoughts
  • Efforts reveal a disturbing trend that could affect 2024
An election worker organizes ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania.

An election worker organizes ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania.

Photographer: Kristen Harrison/Bloomberg

Some local officials in the battleground states of Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania defied state elections laws as they pushed debunked claims about the November midterms, a disturbing trend that could spell trouble in 2024.

The incidents, most of which were rebuffed or ended when the officials backed down, show that despite losses for dozens of candidates who worked to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory, GOP officials are still trying to toy with electoral defeats.