Election Risk Update: The Justice Department Has Loosened Restrictions on Non-Interference Policy
This policy could be used to reinforce false claims about election fraud in mail in voting.
The Justice Department has loosened restrictions on a long-standing non-interference policy that prohibited prosecutors from taking public action on election security cases in the lead up to the close of voting. The policy was meant to prevent federal action that could influence views on the integrity of an election during the voting period.
Experts have expressed concern that this policy could be used to reinforce false claims about election fraud in mail in voting.