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A man with a set of maps heads to a federal courthouse in San Antonio last year for a redistricting trial. Texas is one of three states with cases in redistricting before the Supreme Court. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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U.S. Election Assistance Commission staffer Brian Hancock talks about how election systems have become increasingly complicated in recent years, making them more vulnerable to attack. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Cybertraining Election Officials For This Year's Voting

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Cathy O'Neil: Do Algorithms Perpetuate Human Bias?

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Mona Chalabi: How Can We Tell The Good Statistics From The Bad Ones?

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Anne Milgram: How Can Smarter Statistics Help Us Fight Crime?

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President Trump, flanked by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Vice President Pence, speaks during the first meeting of his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in July. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton holds a news conference in 2014 with running mate Tina Smith in St. Paul, Minn. Dayton has named Smith to take Al Franken's seat in the U.S. Senate. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash — And Make It Tax-Deductible

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A motorist guides his vehicle to a drop an election ballot at a drive-through collection site outside the election commission headquarters in Denver on Nov. 7, 2017. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election Audits

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It has become increasingly common for politicians at all levels of government to block followers, whether it's for uncivil behavior or merely for expressing a different point of view. HStocks/Getty Images hide caption

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Robb Willer: How Do We Bridge The Political Divide?

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Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

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A roll of "I Voted" stickers sits on a table at an elementary school during the U.S. presidential election on November 8, 2016 in Dearborn, Mich. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former state Sens. Dale Schultz, at podium, and Tim Cullen discuss gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

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President Trump holds a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange on Sept. 22 in Huntsville, Ala. After Strange lost the primary race, Trump's tweets promoting him were deleted. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From left, Bill Wanlund of the Falls Church electoral board, Jessica Wilson of voting machine company Hart InterCivic and David Bjerke, the Falls Church director of elections test the city's new voting machines ahead of this November's election. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Learning 2016's Lessons, Virginia Prepares Election Cyberdefenses

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President Trump's cooperation with congressional Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (left) and Chuck Schumer (center) appears to have won public approval. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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