Miles Parks

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Kentucky Incumbent Governor Wants Recanvassing

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Gov. Matt Bevin is demanding a recanvassing and alleging fraud after he came up about 5,000 votes short in the Nov. 5 Kentucky gubernatorial election.


Skeptics Urge Bevin To Show Proof Of Fraud Claims, Warning Of Corrosive Effects

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Elections specialists worry that politicians' scurrilous claims about voter fraud — when it seldom has a decisive effect on outcomes — erode confidence in democracy.


In 2020, Some Americans Will Vote On Their Phones. Is That The Future?

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Despite unanswered questions about security and transparency, mobile voting pilots aimed at overseas and military voters move forward in a number of states.


Major Questions Surround The Issue Of Voting Online

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

We bank, apply for mortgages, order dinner and even look for dates on our phones. Why don't we also vote in elections on them, too?


White House Policy Official Corroborates Ukraine Narrative — But Saw Nothing Illegal

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Timothy Morrison verified to House investigators that President Trump leaned on Ukraine to launch investigations he thought might help him. He worried about blowback — but not legal implications.


Ambassador William Taylor Ties Ukraine Aid Holdup Directly To Trump

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

In written testimony to Congress, Taylor said he "became increasingly concerned" about informal policymaking, driven by Rudy Giuliani, that diverged from official U.S. policy on Ukraine.


Biden On Ukraine: 'My Son Did Nothing Wrong. I Did Nothing Wrong'

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

With the debate's second question, the former vice president got a chance to respond to President Trump's accusations.


Election Security Update

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire says his top priority is securing the 2020 election — above Chinese espionage and cybersecurity. What are he and the government doing about it?


A Surprise Vote, Thrown Phone And Partisan 'Mistrust' Roil N.C. As Maps Are Redrawn

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lawmakers in the North Carolina legislature face a Wednesday deadline to submit new voting district lines to a state court. The previous lines were found to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered.


North Carolina Scrambles To Redraw Political Maps

Friday, September 13, 2019

North Carolina's lawmakers are racing to redraw the state's political maps after the state's Supreme Court said they had been unfairly gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.


Cyber Experts Warn Of Vulnerabilities Facing 2020 Election Machines

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

America's elections infrastructure is more secure than it was four years ago, but many lingering weaknesses won't be resolved in time for Election Day next year.


DNC Recommends Scrapping Plans For Virtual Iowa, Nevada Caucuses Over Security

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Democratic National Committee won't permit Iowans to join party caucuses remotely. Officials worry that hackers could compromise the system and affect voting.


Justice Department Reassigns Warden Of Prison Where Jeffrey Epstein Died

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The warden will now report to the Bureau of Prisons' North East Regional Office. Two other staffers have been placed on leave amid official investigations.


Election Security Tested At Def Con

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thousands of hackers are gathered this weekend for the Def Con conference in Las Vegas. On their list of things to hack: voting equipment.


Election Security At Def Con

Friday, August 09, 2019

The Def Con conference was once focused on hacker culture. But as election security has become a major focus, the conference is now filled with officials eager to work with the hacking community.


To Gerrymander Or Not To Gerrymander? That's The Question For Democrats

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The Supreme Court essentially approved the practice in a recent ruling. Will Democrats still make good on promises to take partisanship out of redistricting?


What's The Next Step For Democrats, Following Ruling On Partisan Redistricting?

Monday, July 01, 2019

Following the Supreme Court decision declaring federal courts have no role in reining in partisan redistricting, will Democrats choose to adopt the same aggressive redistricting tactics as the GOP?


Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Is Beyond The Reach Of Federal Courts

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court says partisan redistricting is a political question, not one that federal courts can weigh in on.


Have You Ever Run For Local Office And Lost? NPR Wants To Hear From You

Friday, June 14, 2019

NPR is working on a project to help people run for office for the first time. If you have experience to pass along, let us know!


Redistricting Guru's Hard Drives Could Mean Legal, Political Woes For GOP

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Thomas Hofeller once referred to the drawing of legislative districts as "the only legalized form of vote-stealing left in the United States." The late Republican strategist's work may now be undone.