Election Workers: Not Enough Security As Midterms Approach

  • Though funding has been increased to make election workers and voters more secure during the Nov. 8 midterms, most has not been spent, mainly because officials are unaware it is available.
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. held a virtual meeting with election officials and workers from across the country earlier this month to inform them about untapped federal grant money; still, much of the news is coming either too late, or the process is too cumbersome, officials told CNN.
  • “Our security here is a joke,” said Scott McDonell, county clerk for Dane County, Wisconsin, and a Democrat.
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