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Florida voter at a polling place

In this file photo, a voter walks by a sign pointing the way to The Coliseum, where a polling station is set up on Nov. 4, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira was the democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covered voting, elections, redistricting, and efforts to subvert democracy.