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The FBI is investigating dubious robocalls that told voters in several states to ‘stay safe and stay home’ on Election Day

The FBI is investigating reports of suspicious robocalls and texts urging voters to “stay safe and stay home” on Election Day, a senior cybersecurity official told reporters on Tuesday. “Robocalls of this nature happen every election” and are a “voter intimidation” and “voter suppression” tactic, an official from the Cybersecurity […]
The FBI is investigating dubious robocalls that told voters in several states to ‘stay safe and stay home’ on Election Day
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Minnesota attorney general says company suspected of recruiting private security to watch polling places on Election Day was misinformed

A Tennessee-based company suspected of commissioning armed poll-watchers in Minnesota was under investigation by the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. The company, Atlas Aegis, was accused of looking for people “to protect election polls.” The attorney general’s office said on Friday that Atlas Aegis company officials misunderstood a request from […]
Minnesota attorney general says company suspected of recruiting private security to watch polling places on Election Day was misinformed
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‘We are the ones your children have nightmares about’: A Maryland man has been charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kidnap Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, law-enforcement officials said on Wednesday. On October 4, James Dale Reed left a threatening note on the doorstep of a home with Biden/Harris campaign […]
‘We are the ones your children have nightmares about’: A Maryland man has been charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
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Facebook isn’t just banning political ads — it will also remove posts with ‘content that seeks to intimidate voters’

Facebook is taking sweeping precautionary measures ahead of the US presidential election. Among those steps is increased moderation of posts with “content that seeks to intimidate voters,” including the use of “militarised language” regarding poll watching. The new policy is part of a years-long overhaul of how Facebook operates before, […]
Facebook isn’t just banning political ads — it will also remove posts with ‘content that seeks to intimidate voters’
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There’s nothing stopping the RNC from using voter intimidation tactics in November now that a decades-old agreement has ended, experts warn

November will mark the first presidential election that’s not bound by the terms of the 1982 consent decree. The decades-old agreement between the Republican and Democratic national committees limits the RNC’s participation in voter intimidation and suppression tactics. It was set after the DNC accused the RNC of engaging in […]
There’s nothing stopping the RNC from using voter intimidation tactics in November now that a decades-old agreement has ended, experts warn