Miles Parks

Miles Parks appears in the following:

The House just passed a bill that would make it harder to overthrow an election

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The bill would amend the Electoral Count Act, which legal experts have called vague and confusing. The legislation is similar to a somewhat narrower bill from a bipartisan group of senators.

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Some Republicans in Washington state cast a wary eye on an election security device

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Albert sensors alert local governments to potential hacking attempts. But in Washington state, this cybersecurity tool has become the subject of suspicion by some on the political right.

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Top election officials in a Texas county quit after threats stemming from 2020

Sunday, August 21, 2022

A Texas county has seen its top election officials quit after persistent threats following the 2020 elections. It's part of a larger, problematic trend across the U.S.

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New data sheds light on one method to combat election lies

Friday, August 05, 2022

Positive messaging about democratic values like freedom and unity seems to have a meaningful effect on whether voters say they trust voting results.

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Election denier Finchem wins GOP nomination to oversee voting in Arizona

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Mark Finchem was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and is a longstanding member of the right-wing extremist group the Oath Keepers.

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Election deniers are running to control voting. Here's how they've fared so far

Friday, July 29, 2022

In five states, Republicans who deny the 2020 election results have now moved closer to overseeing the voting process. Arizona, which has a primary on Tuesday, could be next.

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Proposed reforms for the Electoral Count Act draw broad support

Friday, July 22, 2022

The proposal, aimed at reforming the widely criticized 135-year-old law governing the process of casting and counting Electoral College votes, has garnered widespread support among election experts.

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The election denial movement is now going door to door

Thursday, July 21, 2022

In Colorado, canvassers have been knocking on doors in some communities to determine whether people actually voted. The effort is raising concerns about voter intimidation.

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Some who think 2020's election was stolen are going door-to-door to audit the results

Thursday, July 14, 2022

People who falsely believe the 2020 election was stolen are knocking on doors around the country to determine whether people actually voted. The effort is raising concerns about voter intimidation.

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Encore: Midterms election misinformation

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Even as the Jan. 6 hearings play out, election misinformation keeps spreading. NPR tracked four leaders preaching false information about election fraud at hundreds of grassroots events nationwide.

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Election deniers are spreading misinformation nationwide. Here are 4 things to know

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

An NPR investigation found that since the Capitol riot, the election denial movement has moved from the national level to hundreds of grassroots events across the country. Here are four key takeaways.

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Election deniers have taken their fraud theories on tour — to nearly every state

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Even as the Jan. 6 hearings play out, election misinformation keeps spreading. NPR tracked four leaders preaching false information about election fraud at hundreds of grassroots events nationwide.

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Election denialism has evolved into a sprawling nationwide force that's gone local

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Election deniers are spreading false narratives that there was rampant fraud in the 2020 election. NPR tracked four men who appeared at more than 300 events in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

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In Ohio, Trump endorses an election official who doesn't think 2020 was stolen

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Trump endorsed Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose ahead of Ohio's primaries on Tuesday. LaRose told NPR in January that candidates not conceding was a "really dangerous thing."

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Michigan GOP moves forward with 2020 election-denying secretary of state and AG

Saturday, April 23, 2022

The party voted resoundingly to support former President Trump's false claims about the 2020 election in their picks for state's next top elections officer and top law enforcement official.

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This weekend's Michigan GOP convention marks a key moment for election denialism

Friday, April 22, 2022

Republicans in Michigan will decide whether to nominate candidates for secretary of state and state attorney general who believe the 2020 election was stolen.

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After 2020, a candidate conceding an election is no longer a sure thing

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Before former President Donald Trump's baseless assault on the U.S. voting system, candidate concessions were taken for granted. No more.

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Private funding saved the 2020 election. Now, some GOP-led states are banning it

Thursday, March 31, 2022

One study found that the U.S. government spends as much maintaining parking facilities across the country as it does running elections.

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1 in 5 local election officials say they're likely to quit before 2024

Thursday, March 10, 2022

A new national survey raises alarms from election administrators facing constant threats. Stress and attacks by political leaders on the voting system are top forces pushing them out of their jobs.

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Georgia's race to oversee voting pits an election denier against an election defender

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who denied entreaties to overturn the 2020 race, faces a primary challenge from one of the nation's preeminent election deniers, Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga.

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