Across U.S., election officials can’t access federal funding for security as violent threats rise

By: - August 19, 2022 2:50 pm
Votes are counted by staff at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on November 5, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images)

Votes are counted by staff at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on November 5, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. With less than three months until the midterm election, many election officials across the United States say a continuing onslaught of violent threats makes them worried about their safety and that of their colleagues. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covers voting, elections, redistricting, and efforts to subvert democracy.

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