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President Dwight Eisenhower helps unfurl the new 50-star flag on Aug. 21, 1959 after signing a proclamation making Hawaii the 50th state of the union. At right is Daniel K. Inouye, Democratic congressman-elect from Hawaii. Byron Rollins/AP hide caption

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Democrats say they want Postmaster General Louis DeJoy not only to halt the changes made this summer but also to work to reverse them. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images hide caption

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After meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office, President Trump addressed the judge's ruling, calling the case a "continuation of the witch hunt." Anna Moneymaker/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday. Bannon and three other defendants have been indicted for allegedly defrauding donors in a $25 million border wall fundraising campaign. Bannon joins a list of 2016 Trump campaign officials who have faced federal charges. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks at a White House briefing Thursday. Earlier he told the Fox Business Network that he plans to block additional funding and election assistance for the U.S. Postal Service to prevent efforts to expand mail-in voting. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his vice presidential running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, arrive to conduct their first appearance together in Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., takes the stage at a campaign stop at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., in April 2019. Brian Snyder/Reuters hide caption

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In Historic Pick, Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Be His Running Mate

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, seen here at a speech in July in Delaware, has apologized for suggesting the African American community is not diverse. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, seen here during a July campaign event in Dunmore, Pa., told reporters that it would be up to the attorney general to decide whether to pursue criminal charges against President Trump once he leaves office. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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WATCH: Biden Says He Wouldn't Stand In The Way Of A Trump Prosecution

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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, seen here at a campaign event in July, says he won't tear down the border wall put in place during the Trump administration. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Poll workers must take extra precautions this year to protect themselves against the coronavirus. Election experts fear a massive shortage of workers at the polls in November. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Wanted: Young People To Work The Polls This November

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