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Ashley Lopez

Political Correspondent

Ashley Lopez is a political correspondent for NPR based in Austin, Texas. She joined NPR in May 2022. Prior to NPR, Lopez spent more than six years as a health care and politics reporter for KUT, Austin's public radio station. Before that, she was a political reporter for NPR Member stations in Florida and Kentucky. Lopez is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and grew up in Miami, Florida.

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Campaign signs for competing Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates Doug Mastriano and Josh Shapiro sit in Mannheim, Pennsylvania on November 7, 2022. BRANDEN EASTWOOD/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Lee County voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center in Fort Myers, Fla., on Nov. 8. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Don't call Florida a red state yet: Left-leaning groups say their voters stayed home

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A Harris County election worker prepares mail-in ballots to be sent to Texas voters ahead of the 2020 election. After a GOP-backed law in 2021 changed rules for mail ballots, rejections spiked in this year's state primaries. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Nicole, 52, watches a ballot drop box while sitting in a parking lot in Mesa, Arizona, on October 24, 2022. BASTIEN INZAURRALDE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens during a press conference following the Republicans Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol building on October 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Yesenia Monisvais speaks to a member of LUPE as they canvass in San Juan, Texas, on Oct. 4. Jason Garza for NPR hide caption

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In Texas, Democrats and Republicans are trying to win over Latino swing voters

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Construction crews make repairs to a bridge on the island of Matlacha, in Florida's Lee County, on Wednesday. Lee County's election officials are scrambling to figure out plans for this fall's election. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida officials are scrambling to limit Hurricane Ian's impact on the election

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In this 2020 file photo, an election worker sorts vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections in Doral, Fla. Florida is one of about half of U.S. states that have ballot curing provisions. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Voting explainer: In many states, there's a process to fix an error with your ballot

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Then-candidate Joe Biden speaks at a community event while campaigning on December 13, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Daniel Carde/Getty Images hide caption

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It's General Election Season! Live From Texas

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A worker with the Detroit Department of Elections takes a break after sorting through absentee ballots at the Central Counting Board in the TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Elaine Cromie/Getty Images hide caption

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