Pennsylvania poll workers pull out due to coronavirus fears

Across the state, hundreds of poll workers have made the same decision, backing out, in some cases, only recently, amid their fears of being exposed to the coronavirus and concerns that election officials are not putting in place rigorous safety protocol to protect poll workers as well as voters.

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Mike Elk
A protege of Bill Greider, Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter who covered Lula & the drug war in Brasil and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2016, he used his NLRB settlement from being fired illegally for union organizing at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. The son of retired United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he was once described as an "abrasive gadfly" by the New York Times for his role in exposing sexual misconduct in the labor movement. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Email: [email protected]