Voter distrust taxes front line of US election integrity


              Alma Whalen, center, who oversees election law investigations and campaign finance disclosures and compliance for Oregon's elections division, poses on Oct. 17, 2022, in front of the state building in Salem, Ore. Also standing outside the building that houses the division are employees Amanda Kessel and Russ Buttram, who help Whalen investigate elections-related complaints. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
            
              FILE - Idaho Secretary of State candidate Phil McGrane laughs as he talks with an attendee during the Republican Party primary celebration in Boise, Idaho, on May 17, 2022. McGrane, who is the Ada County clerk and the likely next secretary of state, says investigating complaints related to elections is important to maintain voter confidence that America's system for choosing its leaders works. (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)
            
              Alma Whalen, who oversees election law investigations, campaign finance disclosures and compliance for Oregon's elections division, holds an Oregon voters' pamphlet during an interview on Oct. 17, 2022, in Salem, Ore. As complaints about elections, many of them unfounded, pile up around the country, investigators tasked with dealing with them find themselves on the front line of defending the integrity of elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
Voter distrust taxes front line of US election integrity