News From the States: Biased language is the hot new tactic to thwart ballot measures

August 30, 2023
Election Reformers Network

The linked story originally appeared in States Newsroom.

“A politicized, partisan secretary of state can completely distort public understanding of a ballot question through their control of the summary language,” said Kevin Johnson, executive director of Election Reformers Network, which backs reforms aimed at removing partisanship from election administration.

[...]“We would never accept a referee playing for one team in sports and we shouldn’t in elections either.”

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