Online chatter and ongoing harassment suggest that security concerns will persist, if not increase, ahead of the next election cycle. Resources are being offered to help election officials cope with this new reality.
The video of the beating of Tyre Nichols by police officers has, once again, sparked calls for Congress to address law enforcement violence, but the Republican majority has not yet shown signs of prioritizing a policing overhaul this session.
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Mississippi state Rep. Alyce Clarke, regarding her decision to not seek re-election that will end her time as legislator 38 years after she first took office. Clarke was the first Black woman elected to the state’s Legislature in a 1985 special election. (Associated Press — Feb. 1, 2023)