Justice Department to scrutinize voter access as Idaho, other states tighten voting laws

“We are scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb voter access,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

By: - June 14, 2021 4:15 am
Long lines during Georgia's June 9 primary were in part attributed to experienced older poll workers backing out due to coronavirus worries.

Long lines during Georgia’s June 9 primary were in part attributed to experienced older poll workers backing out due to coronavirus worries. But the state has also closed 214 polling places since 2012. (Courtesy of John McCosh/Georgia Recorder)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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