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August 4, 2022

Information Gaps and Misinformation in the 2022 Elections
A new report from Brennan Center for Justice

By Mekela Panditharatne, counsel
Brennan Center for Justice

Plunging trust in elections. Rising threats. A flood of exits. For the workers charged with administering our elections, the cascading dangers driven by misinformation about a rigged 2020 election are only intensifying ahead of November’s midterm elections.

Misinformation can result when the demand for information outpaces its supply. A new report released this week by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law and First Draft identifies major gaps in the public’s knowledge of elections that could lead to misinformation in the 2022 elections and explains how to mitigate the risk.

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