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80,000 people’s names and information will not appear correctly on Maryland’s voter rolls, known as poll books, tomorrow in its primary elections due to a software glitch, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Why it matters: That’s four times as many people as state officials announced this weekend. And it’s not the first time poll books won’t have the right information for voters in a primary election this year — about 118,522 voters were also left off the printed poll books in Los Angeles County due to an alleged printing error.

The impact: LA County estimates it has 30,100 provisional ballots left to process, per an announcement from the county on Monday. And in Maryland, if all 80,000 people show up to vote Tuesday, they will need to cast provisional ballots, which won’t be counted until July 5, per state officials.

  • The problem: Experts fear that when errors like this occur and voters have to vote provisionally, it may keep them away from the polls and drive down turnout. They argue that voters are less likely to vote when they believe they will have to spend more time at the polling place, or some voters may think their provisional ballot won’t matter since it’s counted later.

The big picture: The software glitch that allegedly caused the error for Maryland occurred before election officials had access to the data. It reportedly happened when Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration installed new software in April 2017 that failed to transfer information regarding voters who updated their registration address or party affiliation to the voter registration database. That means their information did not get transferred to poll books either, which will likely cause disruption on Tuesday.

What to watch: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered an investigation into what went wrong. LA County has also initiated an independent, third-party review of what caused the printing error.

The backdrop: While the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has technical standards for voting machines, known as Voluntary Voter System Guidelines (VVSG), there are no federal standards for e-poll books.

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Trump to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations before leaving office

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President Trump plans to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told Axios.

Why it matters: This is a continuation of the president's controversial December spree that saw full pardons granted to more than two dozen people — including former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, longtime associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father of Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

  • The pardons set to be issued before Trump exits the White House will be a mix of criminal justice ones and pardons for people connected to the president, the sources said.
  • CNN first reported this news.

Go deeper: Convicts turn to D.C. fixers for Trump pardons

Schumer's m(aj)ority checklist

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.

The dark new reality in Congress

National Guard troops keep watch at security fencing. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

This is how bad things are for elected officials and others working in a post-insurrection Congress:

  • Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she had a panic attack while grocery shopping back home.
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said police may also have to be at his constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) told a podcaster he brought a gun to his office on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 because he anticipated trouble with the proceedings that day.