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Mark Murphy, President and CEO, Green Bay Packers, Photo: Axios

The Green Bay Packers will repurpose a space outside Lambeau Field as a voting site to allow voters in November to safely cast ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said at an Axios event on Tuesday.

The big picture: Sports teams around the country have volunteered to turn their home fields into voting stations because of easy access and their size, which allows for social distancing.

  • The Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets are among the NBA teams to have made the commitment. The MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers have also agreed to it.

Worth noting: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged teams to "consider allowing their stadiums or indoor practice facilities to be used as election centers on Election Day," in a memo obtained by Axios' Kendall Baker

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Nov 4, 2020 - Sports

In photos: 33 pro sports venues serve as polling places on Election Day

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

33 pro sports venues were open as polling locations on Election Day, offering voters a more socially-distanced option to cast their ballots.

Venues by state: California (8), Texas (5), D.C. (3), Arizona (2), Indiana (2), New York (2), Maryland (2), Missouri (1), Colorado (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1), Pennsylvania (1), New Jersey (1), Ohio (1), Illinois (1), Utah (1).

1 hour ago - World

Map: A look at world population density in 3D

This fascinating map is made by Alasdair Rae of Sheffield, England, a former professor of urban studies who is the founder of Automatic Knowledge. It shows world population density in 3D.

Details: "No land is shown on the map, only the locations where people actually live. ... The higher the spike, the more people live in an area. Where there are no spikes, there are no people (e.g. you can clearly identify ... the Sahara Desert)."

Biden's Day 1 challenges: The immigration reset

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President-elect Biden has an aggressive Day One immigration agenda that relies heavily on executive actions to undo President Trump's crackdown.

Why it matters: It's not that easy. Trump issued more than 400 executive actions on immigration. Advocates are fired up. The Supreme Court could threaten the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and experts warn there could be another surge at the border.