Election Officials Say Efforts to Bolster the Voting System Worked

Ahead of the midterms, election officials ramped up their communication, outreach, and transparency efforts, setting up live cameras at ballot boxes and in counting rooms, offering special sealed ballots to voters who requested their ballot be hand-counted, and coordinating with organizations that trained volunteers to prevent voter intimidation at polling sites. Though a handful of election deniers continued to sow doubt in the system, experts and poll workers say the election generally ran smoothly and the majority of losing candidates have accepted the results of their races.

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