At the heart of any democracy is elections. Therefore, if anything, sufficient funding must be provided to ensure that they are properly administered for without well-organized elections democracy fails. Top election officials in 14 states have called the Biden administration to do more in terms of election funding. They cited issues like the financial strain of COVID-19, cybersecurity and the increasing shift towards mail voting This article by David Meyers is published by The Fulcrum. Here is an excerpt:
The top election officials in 14 states on Monday asked the Biden administration to include billions of dollars for election infrastructure in the next budget proposal, citing the financial strain of Covid-19, cybersecurity and a shift to voting by mail.
The request — for $5 billion in fiscal 2023 and a total of $20 billion over 10 years — would go toward equipment, facilities, training and security, according to a letter signed by 14 state officials.
All signatories are Democrats, except Veronica Degraffenried, the nonpartisan acting secretary of state in Pennsylvania. She has been nominated for the post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
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