Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates

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Victoria Ferrer, County Judge, working with the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board uses a magnifying glass to inspect a Vote-by-Mail ballot for a valid signature at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department on November 03, 2020 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.