Justice Department to increase staff amid surge in restrictive voting laws

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Women dressed as suffragettes encourage people to vote on Oct. 5, 2020, the first day of early voting. They appeared near the Polk County Election Office in downtown Des Moines. (Photo by Perry Beeman/Iowa Capital Dispatch)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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