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Date: November 1

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Monday, November 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

NAAG is pleased to welcome Kenneth Polite, the assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), to open this webinar. After Kenneth’s remarks, John Keller, the principal deputy chief of USDOJ’s Public Integrity Section, and Laura Pfister, senior assistant attorney general at the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, will discuss how to address threats to election workers and officials.

The presentation will cover:

  • Best practices for investigating election threats.
  • The composition of USDOJ’s Election Threats Task Force and FBI intake procedures.
  • Potentially applicable federal and state laws, including statutes that criminalize threats to election workers, stalking, harassing or threatening communications, or disorderly conduct.
  • Possible non-criminal remedies.
  • Common challenges, including attribution and First Amendment issues.

This webinar will not be recorded.

Opening Remarks

  • Kenneth Polite, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice


  • Amie Ely, Director, NAGTRI Center for Ethics & Public Integrity


  • John D. Keller, Principal Deputy Chief, Public Integrity Section and Election Threats Task Force, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Laura D. Pfister, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Georgia Attorney General’s Office


This webinar is open to attorneys general, attorney general staff, and other government attorneys and prosecutors. If you are a government attorney or prosecutor who wishes to access the webinar, please email Emily Parsons at eparsons@naag.org. Attorneys general and attorney general staff should register through their NAAG accounts.

Registration deadline is Monday, November 1 at noon ET.

If you have created your NAAG account and receive an error message when trying to register, please make sure you have entered your organization under your profile. You may need to wait up to 24 hours after your account is verified by your office before being able to register for this forum.

CLE Credit

CLE will not be offered for this program.