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A local resident arrives to cast her ballot during early voting for the general election on Oct. 20 in Adel, Iowa. A new analysis by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity and Stateline reveals that since 2016, 261 polling places in the state have been closed, most due to COVID-19. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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2020 Election: Secure Your Vote

Polling Places Are Closing Due To COVID-19, It Could Tip Races In 1 Swing State

As many as 30% of Iowa voters could be affected by polling place closures, according to a new analysis by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity and Stateline.

Cecilia Chiang poses in her kitchen in 2014. She told NPR that when she first arrived in the U.S., she was shocked by the food most Americans considered to be Chinese. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Cecilia Chiang, Who Revolutionized American Chinese Food, Dies At 100

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A local resident arrives to cast her ballot during early voting for the general election on Oct. 20 in Adel, Iowa. A new analysis by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity and Stateline reveals that since 2016, 261 polling places in the state have been closed, most due to COVID-19. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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2020 Election: Secure Your Vote

Polling Places Are Closing Due To COVID-19. It Could Tip Races In 1 Swing State

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Polling Places Are Closing Due To COVID-19. It Could Tip Races In 1 Swing State

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Steve Wynn speaks to reporters in Massachusetts in 2016, when he still led Wynn Resorts. In 2018, Wynn stepped down from the company after a series of allegations of sexual misconduct, including one allegation of rape. Wynn has denied any wrongdoing. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Welcomes Steve Wynn's Millions, Despite Rape And Harassment Allegations

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Khaled Jamal Abdullah after running away from home to pledge allegiance to ISIS and join the militant group as a fighter. He had just turned 16. Jamal Abdullah Naser hide caption

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Iraqi Family Identifies Their Son As ISIS Teen At Center Of Navy War Crimes Trial

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A nurse conducts a coronavirus test at a mega drive-through site in July at El Paso Community College's Valle Verde campus in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid COVID-19 Upswing, El Paso, Texas, Doctor Says ICU Is 'Surreal' And 'Strange'

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Supreme Court Allows Ballot Extensions In Pennsylvania, North Carolina, For Now

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