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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, seen earlier this month, says he is among the state officials who isn't able to provide all the voter identification details the national commission he vice-chairs is seeking. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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A poll worker hands out a Las Vegas Strip-themed "I Voted" sticker after taking back her voter activation card on Nov. 8, 2016, in Nevada. A White House panel that is looking into voter fraud allegations wants names, addresses, birthdates, party affiliation and elections voted in since 2006 for every registered voter in the country. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay

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Capitol Hill Hearings Probe Russian Efforts To Hack U.S. Elections

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Russians Believed To Have Used Spear-Phishing In Election Hacking

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If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know?

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'Intercept' Article Reveals NSA Report On Russian Cyberattack

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Report: Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson drew controversy last month when he said in a radio interview that "poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind." Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Comment That Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Remarks About Poverty

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson appeared on SiriusXM's Town Hall hosted by Armstrong Williams earlier this week. Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM hide caption

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