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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 Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Idaho Capital Sun's parent nonprofit, in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.