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Trump's Election Calls Attention To Electoral College And Small Federal Agency

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Undoing federal regulations is neither quick nor simple. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Vowing To Roll Back Regulations, Trump Faces Uphill Task

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Trump Team To Discover Rolling Back Regulations Isn't Easy

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Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (from left), retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, David R. Malpass and former Attorney General Edwin Meese are serving as key members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. L: Michael Conroy/AP, Carolyn Kaster/AP, Mario Tama/Getty Images, Michael Stewart/WireImage hide caption

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in September. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Is Reince Priebus, Trump's Newly Named Chief Of Staff?

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon have all been mentioned as possibilities for major roles in the president-elect's administration. L: Alex Wong, Brett Carlsen, Mandel Ngan, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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People cast their ballots on electronic voting machines at the Provo Recreation Center on Oct. 25, the first day of early voting in Provo, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Warn Of Election Day Cyberattacks

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46 States Request Help From Homeland Security In Protecting Voting Systems

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U.S. Chief Information Officer Seeks To Upgrade Government's Computers

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Workers at the Department of Homeland Security's National Operations Center in 2015. The Obama administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades to federal computer systems. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler joins hands with Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel ahead of a February 2015 hearing in Washington, D.C. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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