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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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Thursday

A roll of "I Voted!" stickers are shown, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Poder Latinx canvasser Humberto Orjuela helps Andres Navarro register to vote in a Presidente Supermarket parking lot in Orlando on April 20. New restrictions in Florida have made voter registration work more difficult for Poder Latinx and other third-party groups. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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Groups that register voters are feeling besieged by new state laws

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Wednesday

Friday

Joe Biden, left, embraces Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Thursday

This is the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Making Sense Of A Swing County: Erie, Pennsylvania

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Wednesday

Alabama state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, D-Mobile, holds a copy of a GOP proposal at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Kim Chandler/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives for a GOP fundraiser, Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Palm Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Monday

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., center, joined by, from left, Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., talks with reporters ahead of the debate and vote on supplemental aid to Israel, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Saturday

Joseph Yusuf plays basketball with his daughter, Jakayla Morton, 11, in Alexandria, Va., on March 29. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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Parents are struggling with high prices this year. It may shape how they vote

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Thursday

Parents listen for candidates proposing meaningful help for families with kids

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Tuesday

Employees test voting equipment at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, in Miami, in advance of the 2022 midterm elections. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Abortion Heads To Florida's Ballot

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Friday

U.S. Army soldiers wear boots as they march in formation during a change of command ceremony, Monday, April 3, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Crystal Mason, center, at the Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 25, 2018. Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Voters arrive at a polling location as Arizonans cast their ballot on primary election day, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, in Guadalupe, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Wednesday

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaks during a campaign event at Independence Mall, Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks during a campaign rally in Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2023. Both Kennedy's campaign and a super PAC supporting him are working to get the conspiracy theorist on state ballots around the country. Rebecca Noble/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wants to get on the ballot in all 50 states. It won't be easy

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Wednesday

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Nikki Haley Suspends Her Bid For The Presidency

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Tuesday

What's motivating voters to turn out for the presidential primary in Texas?

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Saturday

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a primary election night party at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Friday

President Joe Biden speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump wins Nevada's contests to be the Republican nominee for president

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Thursday

Trump is expected to win all of Nevada's Republican delegates at caucus

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Wednesday

After Nevada's primaries, voters in the state say they're frustrated

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