GAO struggles to identify how 20% of federal grants for 2020 voting were spent

When Congress approved the CARES Act, a COVID-19 relief package, the EAC received $ 400 million in grants, $ 326 million of which has been accounted for so far. The Government Accountability Office, a watchdog agency, reviewed how the EAC spent and monitored the grant money in a November report.

House Republicans first flagged concerns about the election grants in September 2020 regarding an expenditure in California. The GAO’s findings validate concerns that the problems run deeper than one state, said Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

A Clark County election worker scans mail-in ballots at the Clark County Election Department Oct. 20, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A Clark County election worker scans mail-in ballots at the Clark County Election Department Oct. 20, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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