Right-wing sheriffs are doing some really shady political organizing against the election system

Posted on AllSides August 5th, 2022
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The New York Times recently published a must-read investigation into right-wing activist efforts to organize county sheriffs for the purpose of challenging the electoral system based on 2020 election rigging disinformation. So far these efforts are relatively small, but they’re more worrisome for what they could grow into: a powerful tool for delegitimizing the voting system, and even a basis for police units to become right-wing paramilitaries instead of enforcers of the law.

According to the Times, two conservative sheriffs’ groups — Protect America Now and the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association — have...

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