Election worker harassment could lead to prison, big fine under Senate-approved bill

The measure was sparked by reports of threats to workers across the country following the 2020 presidential election.

OLYMPIA, Wash — The Washington state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that would harden the penalty for harassing election workers.

The bill would make it a Class C felony to harass an election worker, with violations potentially resulting in a five-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

The measure was sparked by reports of threats to workers across the country following the 2020 presidential election and the misinformation that followed and continues to date.

Democratic Sen. David Frockt, the bill’s sponsor, said

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