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    • Software Glitch or Russian Hackers? Election Problems Draw Little Scrutiny

    • By: Nicole Perlroth, Michael Wines, Matthew Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 13 mins
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    The calls started flooding in from hundreds of irate North Carolina voters just after 7 a.m. on Election Day in November.Dozens were told they were ineligible to vote and were turned away at the polls, even when they displayed current registration cards. Others were sent from one polling place to another, only to be rejected. Scores of voters were incorrectly told they had cast ballots days earlier. In one precinct, voting halted for two hours.

    "Software Glitch or Russian Hackers? Election Problems Draw Little Scrutiny" is from the September 01, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Nicole Perlroth, Michael Wines and Matthew Rosenberg and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    State election officials, worried about the integrity of their voting systems, are pressing to make them more secure ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

    "Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems" is from the October 14, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • With 2020 Census Looming, Worries About Fairness and Accuracy

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census — an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States — is imperiled, with worrisome implications.

    "With 2020 Census Looming, Worries About Fairness and Accuracy" is from the December 09, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Oklahoma Puts Limits on Oil and Gas Wells to Fight Quakes

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Oklahoma Puts Limits on Oil and Gas Wells to Fight Quakes" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws

    • By: Alan Blinder, Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Even before a defiant Roy Moore stood at a lectern this month and refused to concede the Alabama Senate race, one political reality was clear: An extraordinary turnout among black voters had helped push Doug Jones to a rare Democratic victory in this state.

    "Black Turnout in Alabama Complicates Debate on Voting Laws" is from the December 24, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Blinder and Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump Shutters His Commission on Voter Fraud

    • By: Michael Tackett, Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly shut down a White House commission he had charged with investigating voter fraud, ending a brief quest for evidence of election theft that generated lawsuits, outrage and some scholarly testimony, but no real evidence that American elections are at all corrupt.

    "Trump Shutters His Commission on Voter Fraud" is from the January 04, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump Election Commission, Already Under Fire, Holds First Meeting

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Since 2000, no fewer than three blue-ribbon commissions have been convened after contentious elections to examine what went wrong during the vote and how future elections might be improved. The one that was to assemble Wednesday, in a rococo 19th-century office building just steps from the White House, bears no resemblance to any of them.

    "Trump Election Commission, Already Under Fire, Holds First Meeting" is from the July 19, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Inside the Conservative Push for States to Amend the Constitution

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Inside the Conservative Push for States to Amend the Constitution" is from the August 22, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • States Say U.S. Must Do More to Protect Vote

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    More than 15 months after a general election that was stained by covert Russian interference, the chief election officials of some states say they are still not getting the information they need to safeguard the vote.

    "States Say U.S. Must Do More to Protect Vote" is from the February 19, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Human Activity Increases Risk of Big Quake in Oklahoma and Kansas, Experts Say

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Human Activity Increases Risk of Big Quake in Oklahoma and Kansas, Experts Say" is from the March 28, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    From the moment it was announced in March, the decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census was described by critics as a ploy to discourage immigrants from filling out the form and improve Republican political fortunes. The Commerce Department, which made the decision, insisted that sound policy, not politics, was its sole motivation.

    "Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests" is from the July 10, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • North Carolina Republicans Are Back With a New Plan for Strict Voter Laws

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The last time Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature enacted a law making it harder for some of the state’s residents to vote, a federal court said the statute targeted African-American voters “with almost surgical precision,” and threw it out.

    "North Carolina Republicans Are Back With a New Plan for Strict Voter Laws" is from the June 15, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Judges Say Throw Out the Map. Lawmakers Say Throw Out the Judges.

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In Pennsylvania, a Republican lawmaker unhappy with a state Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering wants to impeach the Democratic justices who authored it.

    "Judges Say Throw Out the Map. Lawmakers Say Throw Out the Judges." is from the February 14, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • A Texas Woman ‘Voted Like a U.S. Citizen.’ Only She Wasn’t.

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    When Rosa Maria Ortega was a teenager, her mother was deported to her native Mexico after being arrested twice.

    "A Texas Woman ‘Voted Like a U.S. Citizen.’ Only She Wasn’t." is from the March 18, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Across the Country, a Republican Push to Rein In Protesters

    • By: Mitch Smith, Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    About an hour after some 200 police officers cleared the last demonstrators against the Dakota Access Pipeline from their sprawling encampment on the North Dakota prairie last week, Gov. Doug Burgum signed into law four bills aimed at making it easier to control such protests.

    "Across the Country, a Republican Push to Rein In Protesters" is from the March 02, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Mitch Smith and Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Ineligible Votes in Texas Result in Prison Term

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Despite repeated statements by Republican political leaders that U.S. elections are rife with illegal voting, credible reports of fraud have been hard to find and convictions rarer still.

    "Ineligible Votes in Texas Result in Prison Term" is from the February 10, 2017 U.S section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • All This Talk of Voter Fraud? Across U.S., Officials Found Next to None

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "All This Talk of Voter Fraud? Across U.S., Officials Found Next to None" is from the December 18, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Electoral College Settles Trump’s Victory, but Little Else

    • By: Jonathan Martin, Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Electoral College Settles Trump’s Victory, but Little Else" is from the December 19, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Jonathan Martin and Michael Wines and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • After Fraught Election, Questions over the Impact of Balky Voting Process

    • By: Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "After Fraught Election, Questions over the Impact of Balky Voting Process" is from the November 12, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wines and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Black Turnout Falls in Early Voting, Boding Ill for Clinton

    • By: Jeremy W. Peters, Richard Fausset, Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Black Turnout Falls in Early Voting, Boding Ill for Clinton" is from the November 1, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Jeremy W. Peters, Richard Fausset and Michael Wines and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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