Advocates are asking lawmakers for a major increase in federal funding as the January 6 hearings highlight threats to election workers

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Wandrea “Shaye” Moss, a former Georgia election worker, and her mother Ruby Freeman, right, listen as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2022AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

  • Bipartisan election advocates are asking Congress for $2 billion in federal election funds.

  • A proposed spending package would allocate $400 million in election security grants.

  • Advocates warned local election offices are “chronically underfunded” in a letter obtained by Insider.

A bipartisan group of election advocates is asking House lawmakers to significantly increase proposed federal funding for elections in a federal spending bill as the January 6 Committee hearings spotlight ongoing threats to election workers.

“The federal government hasn’t meaningfully invested in…

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