Day and night, under historic scrutiny, the nation’s vote counters carried on

This year aimed a bright light on the way elections are run in this country — and put unfathomable demands on the people who run them. When the coronavirus pandemic exploded in March, it was instantly apparent that their already complicated task would become immensely more difficult: maintaining rosters of poll workers, providing protective equipment, preparing for a historic burst of mail voting and then counting all the ballots. Amy Gardner, Reis Thebault, Hannah Knowles and Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post.

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