Sens. Klobuchar, Warren Introduce $20B Bill to Help States Administer Elections

Senate Rules Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a partisan bill Wednesday that would apparently help states and localities administer elections, train poll workers and eliminate certain barriers to voting.

The legislation, which has an assigned value of $20 billion, could potentially ”secure election infrastructure” by upgrading voting equipment and registration systems, help and train nonpartisan election officials and poll workers, protect election officials from threats, and ”increase ballot access for minorities, voters with disabilities, and those who live overseas or on Indian lands.”

”Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our democracy; but in recent years we have seen a barrage of threats seeking to undermine our elections,” Klobuchar said.   

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