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IREHR in Vice: “Armed Fringe Groups Are Gearing Up to ‘Protect’ Midterm Ballot Dropboxes” – October 6, 2022

By October 6, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s Executive Director, Devin Burghart, was quoted a few times in Vice;

Author Tess Owens writes, “Devin Burghart, executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, a Seattle-based nonprofit, has been closely tracking this trend.”

“The threat of groups of far-right vigilantes, some potentially armed, fueled by Big Lie misinformation, lurking near ballot dropboxes, could potentially deter some from casting their votes,” warned Burghart. “The possibility of conflict in such a scenario is real.” 

Owens continues, “Burghart added that ‘dropbox vigilantism’ perpetuates unsubstantiated claims of rampant voter fraud that ‘keep the Big Lie alive and further erodes confidence in elections and democracy.’”

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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