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    Group Wants Service Members, Vets to Participate in Restoring Faith in US Election System

    Group Wants Service Members, Vets to Participate in Restoring Faith in US Election System

    Poll working, not watching, is the goal for a group of former troops and family members seeking to get the nation's veterans to staff the polls this year, next year and beyond.

    Ahead of National Poll Worker Recruitment Day on Wednesday, organizers for We the Veterans and Military Families, a nonpartisan nonprofit that aims to strengthen the nation's bedrock principles through civic duty and collaboration, announced it is expanding its effort to attract veterans to serve as poll workers. It will add education programs in several states to build a foundation of trust in the voting system.

    Ellen Gustafson, a Navy spouse and the group's executive director, said the Vet the Vote 2023/2024 campaign will include a tour for veteran leaders and military family advocates in Maricopa County, Arizona, of the ballot-processing facility, as well as events for veterans in Hampshire, Los Angeles County and Las Vegas to teach them about the voting process.

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    Maricopa County is home to the second-largest veteran population in the U.S. behind Los Angeles, according to Gustafson. It also was the site of mass protests by supporters of then-President Donald Trump the evening of and days following the 2020 presidential election.

    In Las Vegas that year, attorneys filed a lawsuit over more than 3,000 absentee ballots — many of which were from…

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