Miles Parks

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Need A Polling Place With Social Distancing? 3 NBA Teams Offer Venues

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The offers come as many NBA players have upped their involvement in social causes. Superstar LeBron James has a new group aimed at protecting Black citizens' voting rights.

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Some Longtime D.C. Residents Still Vote In Other States. Is That ... Legal?

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Washington's lack of congressional representation has prompted some residents — even those who've called the district home for years — to maintain voting registration elsewhere.

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Attorney General Barr Says DOJ Acts Independent Of Trump's Interests

Thursday, June 25, 2020

In a wide-ranging NPR interview, William Barr defended the Justice Department amid accusations of political interference, including recently in the case of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Spreads Unfounded Claims About Voting By Mail

Monday, June 22, 2020

President Trump tweeted a conspiracy theory that foreign countries could print and send counterfeit absentee ballots. Election officials from both parties say those concerns aren't based in fact.

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Foreign Interference Persists And Techniques Are Evolving, Big Tech Tells Hill

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Facebook, Twitter and Google told House Democrats on Thursday that they think their countermeasures are working — but foreign governments are changing their techniques too.

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Delaware Quietly Fielded An Online Voting System, But Now Is Backing Away

Thursday, June 18, 2020

A recent report from security experts said the new internet voting option was "vulnerable to vote manipulation." Delaware offered it to almost every registered voter for a time.

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This November, Election Night Could Stretch Into Election Week Or Month

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Mail ballots take longer to process than votes cast in person. So, despite what some politicians may say, experts say it's not a sign of nefarious activity when results take days to come in.

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Chinese, Iranian Hackers Targeted Biden And Trump Campaigns, Google Says

Thursday, June 04, 2020

The announcement was no surprise to the election security community, which has said for years that campaigns may be the most vulnerable part of the U.S. election ecosystem.

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Why Is Voting By Mail (Suddenly) Controversial? Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday, June 04, 2020

President Trump's warnings of potential fraud don't line up with what elections experts predict or with how most Americans feel about voting by mail. Here are the facts about mail ballots.

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'First Super Tuesday' Of The COVID-19 Era: Voting Amid Protests, Pandemic

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Despite the health risks and political unrest, Tuesday is still an election day in eight states and Washington, D.C. In some cities, curfews conflicted with polling hours.

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'None Of This Is True': Protests Become Fertile Ground for Online Disinformation

Monday, June 01, 2020

A well-funded and elaborate social media disinformation campaign played out online Sunday night, experts say, showing how polarization creates situations where lies go viral.

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Listener Question On The Elections During The Pandemic, Answered

Thursday, May 28, 2020

NPR's reporter who covers election interference and voting infrastructure answers listener questions about voting, voter registration and the upcoming elections in the midst of the pandemic.

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Amid Pandemic, Election Officials Remain Vigilant Toward Cybersecurity

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Election officials have been worried about Russian interference. Officials now are trying to make sure voters will be safe when casting a ballot, but cybersecurity threats haven't gone away.

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Social Media Usage Is At An All-Time High. That Could Mean A Nightmare For Democracy

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Studies show that social media polarizes its users. The pandemic means more Americans are on it than ever. What does that mean to a nation attempting to govern itself?

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Increased Social Media Usage Creates Perfect Conditions For Spread Of Misinformation

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Social media usage is at an all-time high in the U.S. and around the globe due to the pandemic. That could become a fertile ground for misinformation during this presidential election cycle.

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Feds Warn States That Online Voting Experiments Are 'High-Risk'

Monday, May 11, 2020

As some states turn to Internet voting to increase accessibility for vulnerable populations, the federal government sends out an eight-page report detailing the risks.

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New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Voting By Mail Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Despite a partisan divide over increasing absentee voting, about half of all Republicans support universal access to a mail-in ballot, according a new Pew Research poll.

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States Expand Internet Voting Experiments Amid Pandemic, Raising Security Fears

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Voters with disabilities, as well as those who serve in the military and live overseas, could cast ballots via their phone or computer even as security experts warn the technology can't be trusted.

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Expert Warns Of 'Real Festival Of Partisan Gerrymandering' In 2021

Sunday, April 19, 2020

David Daley, who wrote a book on Republican redistricting efforts earlier this decade, worries that the next round of map-making could be just as bad.

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'In The End, The Voters Responded': Surprising Takeaways From Wisconsin's Election

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Despite the extremely challenging conditions, which included shuttered polling places, a statewide stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines, voter turnout was surprisingly robust.

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