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March 26, 2020
Stimulus Money to Protect Elections Falls Short, Critics Say (NY Times): “State officials and voting rights advocates say the $400 million included in the stimulus package to safeguard elections is far less than the amount states will need to implement voting by mail across the nation.”

The Coronavirus Bill Is a Massive Lifeline for Everything. Except Democracy (The Daily Beast): “Experts said $2 billion was needed to ensure the integrity of the November elections. Congress wrote a check for $400 million.” The unlisted: how people without an address are stripped of their basic rights (The Guardian): “Without a street address you have no access to credit or bank accounts, a pension or voting rights. But large parts of the world’s population still live off the map.”

How Voter ID could be suppressing the trans vote (Ozy)
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The Vote Must Go On (The Atlantic): “Don’t let the coronavirus undermine America’s election.”

Can the U.S. hold a free and fair election — especially this one — during a pandemic? (Salon): “Ensuring a safe and secure election is critical — but even voting by mail poses potential dangers to democracy”

Opinion: Finally, a reason not to worry: Trump can't cancel the election, even during coronavirus (USA Today): “Donald Trump can't just stay in office past Jan. 20, 2021 with no election. The Constitution, the law and Democratic governors make that impossible.”

Editorial: Election | Pandemic cannot halt voting (Mankato Free Press)
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