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March 24, 2020
Democrats press for more stimulus funding to boost mail-in voting (The Hill): “Democrats and election security advocates are insisting that funds for mail-in and absentee voting be included in a massive economic stimulus package to ensure the November elections proceed smoothly.” 55 Years After Alabama’s Voting Rights March, Meet The Marcher With The Cracker Jack Shoes (The Federalist)
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As the Coronavirus Spreads, Democrats Roll out Postal Voting Plans (Mother Jones): “Congressional Democrats are pushing for nationwide access to vote-by-mail and early voting in response to the spread of the coronavirus. And while lawmakers have introduced legislation to address the havoc the pandemic has had and will have on voting, they say that they’re running into the same partisan wall that has blocked related efforts in the past.”

Voting by Mail Would Reduce Coronavirus Transmission but It Has Other Risks (ProPublica): “As COVID-19 spreads, many are proposing to hold the November election by mail. Without careful preparation, though, the transition could run into logistical problems and provide opportunities for voter fraud.” Coronavirus election delays are changing dynamics for campaigns (Roll Call): “Budgeting more difficult, and challengers could face steeper hill”

Coronavirus impact continues to ripple through state elections (The Fulcrum)

Opinion: Preparing for November's election must be a national priority (The Hill)
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