Midterms free of feared chaos as voting experts look to 2024

A voter drops off her ballot at a drop box, Nov. 7 in Mesa, Ariz. Fears of aggressive poll watchers sowing chaos at polling stations or conservative groups trying to intimidate votes didn’t materialize on Election Day as many election officials and voting rights experts had feared. Voting proceeded smoothly across most of the U.S., with a few exceptions of scattered disruptions. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Before Election Day, anxiety mounted over potential chaos at the polls.