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Benjamin Swasey

Benjamin Swasey

Editor, Washington Desk

Ben Swasey is an editor on the Washington desk who leads NPR's coverage of voting and election administration. He's also edited campaign stories for the 2020 and 2022 election cycles.

Originally from Massachusetts, Swasey was previously a political editor and digital manager at WBUR in Boston.

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Election workers sort absentee ballots at the Lansing city clerk's office on Nov. 3, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. This fall, Michigan voters will weigh in on an expansive ballot question that would change the voting process. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (pictured) has beaten Rep. Jody Hice in the Republican primary for Georgia secretary of state. Alyssa Pointer for NPR hide caption

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AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka addresses a 2019 rally in Washington, D.C. He had been president of the federation since 2009. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Powerful U.S. Labor Leader Richard Trumka Dies

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