Tim Fitzsimons and Kevin Collier20h ago / 9:21 PM UTCMore than 30 election officials are calling for Congress to include “substantial” increases to a proposed $140 million in election funding in the coronavirus stimulus bill.In an open letter published by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School, state and municipal officials charged with administering elections said the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic are stark — and have already forced the postponement and rescheduling of primary and local elections.”Our colleagues have been forced to make last-minute changes to polling places, and conduct elections without sufficient staff or poll worker support, as we work to balance public safety and the sacred right to vote,” the officials wrote. “$140 million is a start but it is simply not enough.”A report by the Brennan Center found that a thorough election funding package could cost up to $2 billion and would appropriate funds to ensure that all Americans could vote by mail or in person at a COVID-19-safe election facility, as well as fund online registration and voter registration efforts to let people know about coronavirus-related changes. Tom Winter21h ago / 8:45 PM UTCFDNY boss: Our supply of personal protective equipment ‘dangerously low’New York City


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