Lawmakers push to preserve pandemic voting access

Bolstered by a presidential election with the highest voter turnout in more than a century, state election officials and lawmakers — mostly Democrats, but also some Republicans — are working to codify many of the pandemic-specific changes that broadened ballot access over the past year. But officials who want to permanently expand mail-in voting and other changes still face an uphill battle in conservative-leaning states where many Republican lawmakers, already hostile to expanding voting access, are parroting President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud. Since Election Day, Democra…

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