Election officials can’t access federal funding for security as violent threats mount

By: - August 20, 2022 6:00 am
Voters lined up at a polling precinct

Efforts from the U.S. Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to provide financial support to state and local election officials appear to have fallen short, with local officials saying they haven’t seen and can’t access the money. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Louisiana Illuminator's parent nonprofit in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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