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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AP: Mail-in ballot rejections could disenfranchise thousands in 2020

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If mail-in ballots are rejected in the 2020 election at the same level as this year's primaries, "up to three times as many voters in November could be disenfranchised" in battleground states compared to the 2016 election, AP reports.

Why it matters: Americans are expected to vote by mail in record numbers in November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Biden to Senate GOP after RBG passing: "Please follow your conscience"

Joe Biden made a direct appeal to Senate Republicans in a speech addressing the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, urging them to "cool the flames that have been engulfing our country" by waiting to confirm her replacement until after the election.

The state of play: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said soon after the news of Ginsburg's death that President Trump's nominee would get a vote on the Senate floor.