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Miles Parks

Correspondent, Washington Desk

Miles Parks is a correspondent on NPR's Washington Desk, where he covers voting and election security.

He began covering election issues after the 2016 presidential election, and his work was cited in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on Russian election interference.

In 2020, Parks and Iowa Public Radio's Kate Payne broke the news that Iowa Democrats were planning to use an untested and potentially vulnerable app to transport their Caucus results.

He has also reported extensively on misinformation. As Covid-19 vaccines were being rolled out in the U.S., Parks used data analysis to show that misleading information about the shots was going viral on social media.

Parks joined NPR as the 2014-15 Stone & Holt Weeks Fellow, and considers that fellowship the greatest honor of his life so far.

A graduate of the University of Tampa, Parks also previously covered local politics for The Washington Post and The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla.

In his spare time, Parks likes playing, reading and thinking about basketball. He wrote The Washington Post's obituary of legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt.

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) delivers remarks to supporters alongside Ronna Romney McDaniel, Republican National Committee chair, and Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), at a watch party at the Westin Hotel on November 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: November 25, 2022

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Midterm results show voters reject election denialism

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Clark County Election Department workers process polling place equipment and materials at an initial verification area at the Clark County Election Department after polls closed on November 08, 2022 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Misinformation's Limited Impact On The Midterms

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Jim Marchant, center, GOP nominee for secretary of state in Nevada, lost his election and also underperformed fellow Republicans running for U.S. senator and governor. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Ballot counters process absentee ballots on Nov. 8 at Huntington Place in Detroit. The scene this year was much calmer than 2020, when protesters descended on Detroit and yelled for election officials to "stop the count!" Jose Juarez/AP hide caption

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Election officials feared the worst. Here's why baseless claims haven't fueled chaos

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Stop the Steal signs are seen during the Kentucky Freedom Rally at the capitol building on August 28, 2021 in Frankfort, Kentucky Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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Several election deniers have lost secretary of state races

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A voter casts their ballot at the Hillel Foundation on Tuesday in Madison, Wis. Jim Vondruska/Getty Images hide caption

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Voting was largely uneventful despite fears of intimidation and conspiracies

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The pandemic changed how — and when — Americans vote

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From left to right: Republican secretary of state nominees Jim Marchant of Nevada, Kristina Karamo of Michigan and Mark Finchem of Arizona have all denied the legitimacy of the 2020 election. Marco Bello/Reuters; Scott Olson/Getty Images; Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Election deniers could oversee voting in key swing states. Here are races to watch

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