After crafting a 98-page election overhaul in 2021, lawmakers seemed poised to make even more changes before the 2022 primary. And for years, elections officials have tried unsuccessfully to make their voices heard on voting laws that need to be changed and those that need to be kept in place.
As the big lie about the security and outcome of the 2020 election drags on into 2022, lawmakers' ideas and local officials’ realities were bound to clash. So how did we get from a 40-page behind-the-scenes bill to a single tweak that passed with a whimper?
This week, we look at how elections officials stepped up and helped stop the creation of unnecessary voting laws.