Mar-a-Lago Affidavit Released; Combatting Election Security Disinformation : The NPR Politics Podcast The Justice Department released a redacted affidavit justifying the FBI search of former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. What's in it, and what's not?

In Washington state, an election security device is the subject of conspiracy theories.

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Mar-a-Lago Affidavit Released; Combatting Election Security Disinformation

Mar-a-Lago Affidavit Released; Combatting Election Security Disinformation

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Former US President Donald Trump's residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022. (Photo by Giorgio Viera / AFP) (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images) GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Justice Department released a redacted affidavit justifying the FBI search of former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, saying "probable cause exists to believe that evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed" were being improperly stored there.

In Washington state, conspiracy theorists falsely allege an election security device in use can alter or doctor election results. In reality, they inform elections officials of attempted hacking attempts on their computer networks.

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