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Pennsylvania Creates Fact-Checking Website Ahead of 2024 Election

Originally published by Sophia Fox-Sowell for Statescoop

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro on Thursday announced the creation of Fact-checking PA-related Election Claims​, a new website to provide voters with accurate election information and curb the spread of misinformation and disinformation ahead of the 2024 presidential election in November.

Voters can search the website for nonpartisan information on upcoming elections, election security, state voting systems, post-election audits, as well as fact-checked claims about previous elections.

“Pennsylvania is the birthplace of American democracy, and we are working to continue defending Pennsylvanians’ fundamental freedoms and ensure we have a free, fair, safe, secure election this November,” Shapiro said in a statement.

According to a recent report from States United Democracy Center, an organization that works to support election integrity and security, state legislators introduced nearly 200 bills in 2023 that the organizations says would interfere with election administration. Twenty-one of those bills, across 15 states, became law.

The Shapiro administration also on Thursday established the Elections Threats Task Force, a coalition of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, in addition to election administrations, which will work to mitigate threats to the election process and protect voters from intimidation.

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