Democratic Senators Call for $5B in Federal Funds for Election Security

Thirty-three Democratic senators on Wednesday urged President Biden to include $5 billion for grants to state and local governments to improve election security in his budget proposal for next year. “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, and we know that you share our commitment to ensuring our elections are well funded so that all Americans can make their voices heard at the ballot box,” wrote the senators led by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat who chairs the Senate rules and administration committee, which has oversight over federal elections. Kery Murakami, Route Fifty. 

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