House Republicans blast Democrats for thinking Poll Watchers are a threat to democracy

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House Republicans held a committee hearing on Thursday, in which witnesses highlighted the importance of poll watchers to elections and dispelled Democrats’ phony claims that such individuals are a threat to democracy.

“Election observation provides an independent perspective of the election administration process, to reassure voters of its integrity, or flag issues for correction,” said Subcommittee on Elections Chair and Florida GOP Rep. Laurel Lee. “It’s simple: A healthy election system includes meaningful election observer access, and we commend the many state and local election officials and poll watchers across the country who worked tirelessly in 2022 to make this key election integrity process work effectively.”

Following a 2020 presidential election marred by mass mail-in (and unsupervised) balloting and hundreds of millions of “Zuckbucks” poured into government election offices, conservative groups around the country made it a priority to get everyday citizens …

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