More protection for election officials approved by Senate
Last updated 1/13/2022 at 1:40pm
Election officials will get more protection from harassment if SB 5148 becomes law.
The bill was approved in the Senate Jan. 12 with 48 yeas and 0 nays. It will be up to the House to approve or amend it.
In debate on the Senate floor, Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, said the bill will address a "grievous threat" to our democratic system.
"Here in our own state, in Washington State, which inspired this legislation last year, the top elections official, a deputy to our former Secretary of State had her name and home address posted online with her picture in crosshairs and the threat, 'your day...