Webinar: Attacks on Democracy – ERIC, Election Security, and Disinformation
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) was launched in 2012 to keep voter lists accurate, and combat voter fraud. Over the last decade, ERIC has helped over 30 states correct 35 million records of voters who had moved, clean 1 million duplicate records, and remove over 500,000 dead voters from the voter lists. A handful of member states recently decided to leave the interstate system, citing misinformation and conspiracy theories. The attacks on ERIC are part of a larger campaign to weaken democracy, as election officials continue to face threats and harassment.
David Becker, Executive Director of CEIR, and Quinn Raymond, Project Manager at Protect Democracy, discuss how election officials and those in the democracy space can recognize disinformation when they see it, and set the record straight about the systems that keep our elections secure.