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"Our country is based on democracy. We should be excited about Election Day.”

Kathy Boockvar, a former top election official for Pennsylvania, regarding the fears of voter intimidation and violence that could disincentivize people from volunteering as poll workers or going to cast their ballots. A poll found that 43 percent of registered voters were concerned about threats of violence or voter intimidation while voting in person. Two-thirds of voters are worried that extremists will commit acts of violence after the election. (Reuters — Oct. 26, 2022)

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  • David Zebolsky, chairman of Nebraskans Embracing Life. Republicans are expected to dominate in the statewide polls in November, but it’s uncertain whether they will be able to flip enough seats to push through an abortion ban. (Associated Press — Oct. 25, 2022)
  • Oklahoma County District Attorney candidate Kevin Calvey, in a primary forum last year, regarding the police killing of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez outside of a convenience store last year. Oklahoma City police have rarely faced criminal charges for police shootings, but current District Attorney David Prater broke that pattern in 2021 when he charged five officers for Rodriguez’s killing. Calvey has said that he would “support the police, not persecute them.” (Bolts — Oct. 24, 2022)
  • Oprah Winfrey, in a prerecorded chat with Stacey Abrams that appeared on Abrams’ campaign website on Thursday, Oct. 20. Abrams pursues a rematch for Georgia governor against Republican incumbent Brian Kemp. (Associated Press — Oct. 21, 2022)
  • Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian, regarding Councilman Kevin de Leon’s refusal to resign, despite his involvement in making crude, racist remarks in a recently leaked tape, the same leaked tape which drove former-President Nury Martinez to resign earlier this month. The Council cannot expel members, it can only suspend a member when criminal charges are pending. (Associated Press — Oct. 20, 2022)
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