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Former state Rep. Cord Byrd, seen here in March 2020, was tapped by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to be Florida's new secretary of state, an appointment that has drawn criticism. Steve Cannon/AP hide caption

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Elections

Critics worry Florida's new elections chief will make the office more partisan

Cord Byrd, who was tapped by Gov. Ron DeSantis, has refused to say Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and will be in charge of Florida's new election crimes unit.

US Forces in Afghanistan work with a German Shepherd to inspect a vehicle for explosives. IEDs and other bombs led to brain injuries in service people but appear so far to not increase their risk of CTE. ROMEO GACAD / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CTE is rare in brains of deceased service members, study finds

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Former state Rep. Cord Byrd, seen here in March 2020, was tapped by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to be Florida's new secretary of state, an appointment that has drawn criticism. Steve Cannon/AP hide caption

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Critics worry Florida's new elections chief will make the office more partisan

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