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11 states have requested Congress' election security upgrades funding

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11 states have requested funding for election security upgrades from the $380 million pool that Congress set aside in March, according to a document obtained by Axios.

What it means: Although 11 states have applied to receive funds, it doesn't mean the other 39 won't be applying for funding as well. "The money is available to all the states. They don’t need to apply prior to using it," a spokesperson for the Committee on House Administration Democrats tells Axios. While some requests have funneled in, $380 million is not enough to upgrade security in elections entirely in each state.