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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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Tuesday

Bins labelled Ballots rejected as illegal and Ballots accepted as legal sit at the Miami Dade County Elections Department in Miami, Florida, on November 8, 2022. EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Miami-Dade County elections workers begin counting Florida mail ballots on Nov. 8, 2022. Saul Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Local election officials in Florida call for scrapping new ID rules for mail voting

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Friday

Wednesday

Encore: Prosecution against 20 people in Florida for voter fraud hits roadblocks

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Wednesday

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an Aug. 18 news conference to announce that the state's new Office of Election Crimes and Security was in the process of arresting 20 individuals across the state for voter fraud. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida's effort to charge 20 people with voter fraud has hit some roadblocks

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Monday

Thursday

In this 2020 file photo, an election poll worker stands among voting machines in Houston. Texas state Republican leaders are accusing officials in Houston's Harris County of "election improprieties" that marred Election Day last month. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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An election probe heightens the tension between Texas leaders and the Houston area

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Monday

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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Friday

Thursday

Friday

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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Thursday

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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Tuesday

Monday

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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