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Nate Rau

Nate Rau

Nate Rau is a senior reporter at the Tennessee Lookout, a Colorado Newsline sister outlet.

As GOP shifts strategy from election lawsuits to laws, voting rights advocates point to Tennessee as warning

By: - March 31, 2021

As Republican-led legislatures continue a systematic push to pass laws they say are aimed at ratcheting up election security, voting rights advocates in Tennessee worry the entire nation could soon look a lot like the Volunteer State where voter turnout and voter registration figures are among the lowest in the country. The policy debate over […]

Tennessee and Nashville cybersecurity called into question following bombing

By: - December 28, 2020

This story first appeared in Newsline sister outlet the Tennessee Lookout. The blast that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning had cybersecurity ramifications across the country, leaving millions of people digitally stranded without phone or internet connections, knocking 911 communications completely offline for entire cities, damaging hospital computer systems, silencing some government communications and blocking […]