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From left, Bill Wanlund of the Falls Church electoral board, Jessica Wilson of voting machine company Hart InterCivic and David Bjerke, the Falls Church director of elections test the city's new voting machines ahead of this November's election. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Learning 2016's Lessons, Virginia Prepares Election Cyberdefenses

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Virginia Election Serves As First Test Of U.S. Voting System Security

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Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states but federal officials had not told state election officials which states were targeted until now. Tami Chapell/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (from right), Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell at the second meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, on Tuesday. Holly Ramer/AP hide caption

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Tension And Protests Mark Trump Voting Commission Meeting

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Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, left, and Vice President Pence at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, in July. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Voter Fraud Commission Holds Second Meeting In New Hampshire Amid Controversy

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Thousands Of Harvey Flood Victims Will Likely Need Long-Term Temporary Housing

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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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