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Nate Rau

Nate Rau

Nate Rau is a reporter at Tennessee Lookout. He has a granular knowledge of Nashville’s government and power brokers, having spent more than a decade with The Tennessean, navigating the ins and outs of government deals as an investigative reporter. During his career at The Tennessean and The City Paper, he covered the music industry and Metro government and won praise for hard-hitting series on concussions in youth sports and deaths at a Tennessee drug rehabilitation center.

As GOP shifts strategy from election lawsuits to laws, voting rights advocates warn of Tennessee

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.