Iowa’s Senate race is drawing in massive amounts of fundraising dollars and it shows in the barrage of political advertisements that are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore, said Tim Hagle, political science professor at the University of Iowa. “I was just watching some YouTube videos, and even on YouTube or...

The nation faces a historic election Nov. 3 in the throes of a pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 U.S. lives, widespread protests against racism and unprecedented economic devastation. It follows years of voting law changes and challenges as well as a misinformation campaign to undermine confidence in the election. States Newsroom’s collective of independent news outlets collaborated to present a sweeping picture of voter access and barriers to the ballot. We invite you to read our five-day series from across the network, publishing Oct. 5-9.

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