U.S. Justice Department to send staff to monitor polling places in 18 states

Department monitoring fewer states than in 2016

By: - November 3, 2020 7:53 am

Long lines during Georgia’s June 9 primary were in part attributed to experienced older poll workers backing out due to coronavirus worries. But the state has also closed 214 polling places since 2012. (John McCosh/Georgia Recorder

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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