Protect Democracy

U.S. democracy is under threat. Proposed and enacted legislation is putting free, fair and accessible elections at risk. The mainstreaming and normalizing of extremism led to the January 6, 2021 insurrection, an attempt to violently overthrow a valid presidential election. It is critical that we protect democracy from the threat that extremist-led political violence poses to all Americans, especially marginalized groups, and protect the government officials, candidates, poll workers and voters who come together to ensure that our self-governance system works.

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2022 Midterms: False and Misleading Election Narratives

False and Misleading Election Narratives

Unverified claims and conspiracy theories about election fraud continue to spread both online and offline ahead of the 2022 midterms.

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Major Platforms’ Midterm Election Policies

Are they enough? Misinformation is an ever-present threat and comes in many forms. But platforms’ policies do not address distinguishing between misinformation and disinformation.

Conspiracy Theorists and Extremists Using Various Tactics to Manipulate US Election Process

Tactics to Manipulate U.S. Election Process

ADL has identified multiple tactics being employed by election deniers, conspiracy theorists and pro-Trump extremists to affect the U.S. election process.

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Threats and Harassment Against Local Officials

ADL and Princeton's Bridging Divides Initiative report on new data collection initiative that tracks threats and harassment of local elected officials.

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Teaching about Elections

Elections and voting provide many interesting opportunities to teach students about civics, how government works, the electoral process, current events, historical context and campaign politics.

Secure Democracy

Extremists and far-right leaders are using the United States’ 2022 Midterm elections to push a conspiratorial, anti-democratic agenda.

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Extremist and Far-right Threats to the 2022 Midterms