Election officials brace for confrontational poll watchers


              Stickers sit inside the Wayne County Board of Elections office on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Goldsboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
            
              Wayne County Elections Director Anne Risku prepares absentee ballots at the Wayne County Board of Elections office on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Goldsboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
            
              The Wayne County Board of Elections sign stands outside their office on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Goldsboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
            
              FILE - Polling workers inspect and count absentee ballots as poll watchers sit opposite, Nov. 10, 2020, in New York. Election officials across the country are bracing for a wave of confrontations in November as emboldened Republican poll watchers, many embracing former President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, flood polling places for the general election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
            
              Wayne County Elections Director Anne Risku prepares absentee ballots at the Wayne County Board of Elections office on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Goldsboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
            
              FILE - A Republican election challenger at right watches over election inspectors as they examine a ballot as votes are counted into the early morning hours, Nov. 4, 2020, at the central counting board in Detroit. Election officials across the country are bracing for a wave of confrontations in November as emboldened Republican poll watchers, many embracing former President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, flood polling places for the general election. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Election officials brace for confrontational poll watchers