Orion Danjuma Calls for State and Local Protections for Election Workers

Orion Danjuma (’12), Counsel at Project Democracy, coauthored an article for Just Security discussing threats and intimidation against election officials and the need for state and local measures to protect both election administrators and democracy (“State and Local Solutions Are Integral to Protect Election Officials and Democracy,” Feb. 9). “This recent epidemic of intimidation and harassment has been driven by disinformation. States need to invest in improving public awareness about the reality of election officials’ work and the important role they play in ensuring democratic government. . . . These initial recommendations can serve as a starting point for a conversation on bipartisan solutions. But states need to act now or risk even worse attacks on U.S. democracy in 2022 and 2024.”