Cleta Mitchell speaks at a conference in Camp Hill, Pa., on April 1, 2022. The influential conservative attorney helped former President Donald Trump as he sought to overturn the 2020 election. She's now working to dismantle ERIC. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP Elections The far right's growing influence and 4 other takeaways from NPR's ERIC investigation Why are Republicans abandoning one of the best tools the government has to catch voter fraud? That question is the focus of a new NPR investigation. Here are five takeaways from the report.