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The Faith and Freedom Coalition has gone as far as sponsoring a race car with "Register to Vote" emblazoned on the side. Reed Sorenson drove the No. 32 car during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on April 28 in Virginia. Russell LaBounty/LAT for AP hide caption

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Veteran James Brown relaxes in his apartment, which he recently moved into after spending decades on the streets. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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A government cybersecurity expert warns against new moves by state election officials to accept online overseas ballots, like those from deployed U.S. troops. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Reagan George is the founder of the Virginia Voters Alliance. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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One USDA official credits the use of plastic benefit cards with helping to reduce federal food stamp fraud. But lawmakers say that isn't enough. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Study: 1.8 Million Dead People Still Registered To Vote

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Aurora Jewell, Mandi Moshay and Kirsten Dees (left to right) hold up signs following a press conference by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) outside at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Seattle, on Feb. 3. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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