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Disaster Relief Groups Distribute Aid To Flood-Ravaged Texas

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Evacuees fill up cots Monday at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey. Experts say it's best to donate money, not items or services, to trusted charitable organizations after a disaster — and to keep long-term needs in mind. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman votes on Nov. 8 in Durham, N.C. The state was a key battleground in a presidential race where Russian interference was already a huge concern. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Cyberattack Targeted Elections Vendor Tied To Voting Day Disruptions

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President Trump speaks while flanked by Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach (left) and Vice President Pence during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting In Effort To Probe Voter Fraud

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was eventually named vice chair of a commission on election integrity that has been beset with controversy, joins then-President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., in November 2016. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Amid Skepticism And Scrutiny, Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting

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An election official checks a voter's photo identification at a polling site in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Advocates Worry Trump Administration Wants To Revamp Motor Voter Law

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The Controversy Over The 'Motor Voter' Law

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White House Commission Under Attack As It Calls For Individual Voters' Data

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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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People vote on on November 8, 2016 in Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/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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