During the April 7 primary election in Wisconsin and in the midst of the pandemic, many voters were forced to stand in long lines to vote after efforts by the Governor to postpone the election or vote-by-mail failed. 40 people who tested COVID-19 positive after April 9 have reported that they voted in person or worked the polls on election day.
‘Working to Save Democracy’: Postal Service Reaffirms Policy of Delivering Mail-In Ballots Even Without Postage
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been hit hard by the decline in mail volume resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, and the Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, warned lawmakers earlier this month that USPS could collapse within the next several months if Congress doesn’t quickly provide funding.
Harvard has been strongly rebuked for its acceptance of the federal funds by its alums, the media, and on the Hill. While that is understandable, it is unclear why Harvard has been singled out. Other Ivy League universities, also with large endowments, have received more funds.
It is widely known that the $2.3 Trillion CARES Act is prolific in its enormity but vital to help American citizens and industries survive the COVID pandemic. Less understood are the budget allocations and more importantly, its inherent loopholes that fail to assist those in need. The Congressional Budget Office has yet to evaluate the budget numbers enacted, therefore numbers are estimated.