2020 General Election Preparations, Hearing Before the Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, July 22, 2020 [open pdf - 34MB]
This is the July 22, 2020 hearing on "2020 General Election Preparations," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. From the opening statement of Roy Blunt: "Since the March 13th declaration of a national emergency, election officials and state officials around the country have addressed the pandemic by postponing elections, by expanding early and absentee voting programs, by reallocating or relocating polling places away from places where individuals at risk are, by working with health officials to ensure that polling places are properly cleaned and sanitized and that the appropriate personal protective equipment is available at polling places and ballot processing facilities. [...] Election officials have done all of this on top of the continuing efforts to ensure that this country's elections are secure from malicious actors who seek to attack voting infrastructure and spread disinformation. All of these elections and all of these actions have been taken to ensure that every voter can cast their ballot safely and securely in this year's elections. [...] On top of the $805 million that Congress previously provided for election security, $400 million was appropriated specifically to assist with pandemic related election expenses in the CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act. [...] Today, I look forward to hearing how much money is going to be needed in terms of additional financial assistance and also hearing how the money that's already been provided by the Federal Government has been used." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tre Hargett, Mac Warner, Rick Stream, and Kristen Clarke.
S. Hrg. 116-266; Senate Hearing 116-266
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