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H.R. 777 (117th): Protecting Our Election Workers Act of 2020


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 16, 2021.


Protecting Our Election Workers Act of 2020

This bill makes it a crime to intimidate, threaten, or coerce (or attempt to do so) an individual (i.e., an election official or a poll worker) for the purpose of interfering with their duties in administering elections.

Violators are subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both.