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Poll worker recruitment picks up as officials prepare for in-person voting

As more early voting sites open across the country, election officials have faced a significant challenge: Staffing those sites with poll workers. And amid the coronavirus pandemic, the stakes are higher than ever. “The simple answer is, if you don’t have enough poll workers, you can’t open polling locations,” Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose…MORE

Philadelphia mayor fires city’s treasurer after he is arrested on federal charges

Philadelphia mayor fires city’s treasurer after he is arrested on federal charges

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney fired the city’s treasurer on Friday after he was arrested and federally indicted for embezzling money from clients at his previous job as a financial adviser. Christian Dunbar also faces allegations that he and his wife, identified in the criminal complaint as F.N.D., set up fake marriages when they were classmates…MORE

Fact-check: Team Trump capitalizes on Pennsylvania ballot incident to baselessly accuse Democrats of ‘stealing’ the election

President Donald Trump and his campaign are spreading disinformation about an incident in Pennsylvania where nine ballots were improperly discarded, and are falsely claiming it proves widespread “voter fraud” and that Democrats are “trying to steal the election.” According to federal and local authorities, an election worker improperly threw out nine military ballots in Luzerne…MORE

Local officials say nine Pennsylvania ballots were discarded due to an error, undercutting Trump claims of intentional fraud

Local officials say nine Pennsylvania ballots were discarded due to an error, undercutting Trump claims of intentional fraud

Local officials in Pennsylvania on Friday provided more information about nine potentially mishandled ballots in Luzerne County, which the White House repeatedly cited to attack mail-in voting and question the integrity of November’s election. In a statement, county officials said the issue regarding nine military ballots was caused by a “temporary seasonal independent contractor” who…MORE

The week in 15 headlines

Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and Jewish person to lay in state at the US Capitol on Friday. Meanwhile, negotiators averted a government shutdown, which loomed this week.  Monday Trump narrows Supreme Court list as weighty decision looms Second judge rules against USPS, says election mail must be prioritized…MORE