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Sounds Like A Winner: What Voices Have To Do With Politics

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People wait in line to vote at a polling place on the first day of early voting on Oct. 22 in Houston. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been aggressively prosecuting people for voting violations, which critics argue is designed to intimidate non-white voters. Loren Elliott/Getty Images hide caption

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A building next door to the Bay County elections building sits demolished. Miles Parks/NPR hide caption

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After Hurricane Michael, Voting 'Is The Last Thing On Their Minds'

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Voters cast ballots during early voting last week in Atlanta. Georgia has blocked approximately 53,000 voter registrations. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Are Targeting Minorities, Journalist Says

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This June, instructions were posted at an early voting precinct in Bismarck, N.D. In that primary election, tribal IDs that did not show residential addresses were accepted as voter ID. But those same IDs will not be accepted in the general election. James MacPherson/AP hide caption

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What role does biology play in our politics? More than you might think, according to political scientist John Hibbing. Angela Hsieh hide caption

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Nature, Nurture And Your Politics

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is launching the first statewide effort to combat election-related disinformation. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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California Launches New Effort To Fight Election Disinformation

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Charnisha Thomas signs in during the Louisiana presidential primary in 2008. In a new poll released Monday, African-American voters say they wait in longer lines and travel farther to get to polling places than white voters. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Marist Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Think Elections Aren't Fair

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Fears about how Russian hackers affected the 2016 election seem to have led a number of Americans to expect a foreign country to affect vote tallies in the midterms. There's no evidence such an attack has ever occurred previously. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Marist Poll: 1 In 3 Americans Thinks A Foreign Country Will Change Midterm Votes

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On The Sidelines Of Democracy: Exploring Why So Many Americans Don't Vote

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The March For Our Lives movement is hitting the road this summer to register young people to vote ahead of the November mid-term elections. Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

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In an Oct. 2012 file photo, voters cast their votes through absentee ballots for the November election in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Ranked-choice voting will be put to its biggest test when Maine uses the system in a statewide primary election on June 12, the first time a U.S. state has adopted the voting method. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Maine Voters To Decide On Whether They'll Rank Candidates In Future Elections

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Voters cast their ballots in Salem, Ohio, on Nov. 8, 2016. On Wednesday the Supreme Court hears a case about Ohio's voter registration policy. Ty Wright/Getty Images hide caption

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In Key Voting-Rights Case, Court Appears Divided Over Ohio's 'Use It Or Lose It' Rule

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President Trump speaks alongside Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in July. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goodbye To A Commission Established To Solve A Nonexistent Problem

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Election officials in Newport News, Va., examine ballots during a recount for a House of Delegates race on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Ben Finley/AP hide caption

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A Single Vote Has Flipped Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates

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Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, left, and Vice President Pence at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, in July. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks while flanked by Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach (left) and Vice President Pence during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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