Miles Parks

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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.


Election Security After Mueller's Exit

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller warned in his final statement that threats would persist against American elections. We look at how prepared authorities are to defend against them.


Technology Has Made Voting Lines Move Faster But Also Made Elections Less Secure

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In 2016, almost half of all in-person voters checked in to their polling place electronically. There are no federal regulations for the technology they used.


Mueller: Charging Trump Was 'Not An Option We Could Consider'

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mueller underscored that his report did not exonerate the president. In his first public remarks, he said that he did not believe the Justice Department could charge a sitting president with a crime.


Security Experts Express Concern Over Electronic System To Check-In At Polling Places

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Electronic poll books are a popular technology used to keep polling place lines short on election days. But they are also a potential security weakness for hackers wanting to disrupt an election.


'Possible' More Counties Than Now Known Were Hacked In 2016, Fla. Delegation Says

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The disclosure this week that two Florida counties were breached by Russian attackers in 2016 has officials worried about what more they don't know.


Mueller Report Elicited A Lot Of Conversation — But Little Election Legislation

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Congress so far hasn't used the special counsel report to draft new laws aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference. One key senator worries about missing the moment.


Florida Governor Says Russian Hackers Breached 2 Counties In 2016

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The attack had not been publicly known until last month's release of the Mueller report. The governor said no vote tallies were affected and that no data had been manipulated.


Ahead Of 2020, Microsoft Unveils Tool To Allow Voters To Track Their Ballots

Monday, May 06, 2019

The tech giant unveiled a software toolkit Monday that would allow voters to confirm that their votes were cast and counted and provide transparency for tabulation.


Poll: Most Democrats Back Impeachment Hearings, A Move That's Unpopular Overall

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

A majority of Americans say special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was fair, but about half of registered voters say it will not be an important factor in how they vote for president in 2020.


FACT CHECK: Russian Interference Went Far Beyond 'Facebook Ads' Kushner Described

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said the investigations into Russian interference have been more damaging than the interference itself. But there was more to it than online ads.


Where The Trump Administration Stands On Election Hacking After The Mueller Report

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Mueller report further highlighted a major risk to the political system: hackers accessing sensitive internal deliberations. As the 2020 election nears, campaigns are stepping up their security.


Mueller's Report Shows All The Ways Russia Interfered In 2016 Presidential Election

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report lays out all of the ways in which Russia interfered in the 2016 election, including hacking Democrats' emails and using social media to mobilize U.S. citizens.


What Does Julian Assange's Arrest Mean For WikiLeaks And U.S. Elections?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Julian Assange probably won't have access to his laptop computer for a while, but that may not mean that the organization he created won't still release secrets and, potentially, affect elections.


What Will Mueller's Russia Report Mean For Election Security In 2020?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Election officials have been planning and preparing for 2020 based on what they know happened leading up to 2016. The question now is what more they may learn from the special counsel.


Abolishing The Electoral College Would Be More Complicated Than It May Seem

Friday, March 22, 2019

Polls suggest that's what the majority of the public wants. It's become a hot issue for Democratic presidential candidates. But experts say inertia is likely to win out.


Momentum Builds To Eliminate The Electoral College

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Several Democratic presidential candidates are calling for an end to the Electoral College. Meanwhile, several states back a plan that would go around the two-centuries-old way of picking presidents.


Democrats Call For Investigation Into Pro-Trump Former Owner Of Massage Parlors

Monday, March 18, 2019

Top Democrats in Congress are concerned that the actions of Li "Cindy" Yang could allow "adversary governments ... to acquire potential material for blackmail or other even more nefarious purposes."


Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort To Limit Border Wall Funding

Friday, March 15, 2019

President Trump used his veto pen for the first time Friday. GOP senators who bucked the president in Thursday's vote said they did so to preserve congressional control over government spending.