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The independent state legislature theory was first invoked by three conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices in the celebrated Bush v. Gore case that handed the 2000 election victory to George W. Bush. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters line up to cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election in Durham, N.C. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a North Carolina redistricting case this fall about how much power state legislatures have over how federal elections are run. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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How the Supreme Court could radically reshape elections for president and Congress

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Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister delivers a report on Epic Charter Schools during a news conference June 21, 2022, in Oklahoma City. She will challenge Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt in November. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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A voter presents identification at a polling site for the 2020 elections in New Orleans. The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a lower court's order for the creation of a second majority Black congressional district in the state. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who is up for reelection this fall, speaks to abortion-rights protesters at a rally following the U.S Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Friday, June 24, 2022. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Darren Bailey, Illinois state Senator and Republican candidate for governor, speaks alongside former President Donald Trump on Saturday, June 25, 2022, during a rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Ill. Trump has endorsed Bailey in the race. Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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New York Congressman Lee Zeldin listens as he prepares to participate in the Republican primary debate for governor, Monday June 13, 2022, in New York. Zeldin won the primary Tuesday. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Volunteers take part in a 2004 voter outreach event in Dearborn, Mich., organized by the Arab American Institute. While there is no federal requirement for Arabic-language ballots, the city of Dearborn recently started requiring election materials to be translated into Arabic. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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A federal law requires translated voting ballots, but not in Arabic or Haitian Creole

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This photo shows the car that South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was driving on Sept. 12, 2020 when he struck and killed a pedestrian. Secretary of Public Safety Craig Price said Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, that Ravnsborg was distracted before he drove onto a highway shoulder where he struck and killed 55-year-old Joe Boever. State of South Dakota via AP/AP hide caption

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