Mike Smith Mike Smith is the graduate Public Affairs Reporting intern for the spring 2020 legisltive session. Museum Taking Another Look At (Fake?) Lincoln Hat By Mike Smith • Jan 20, 2020 Officials at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, known as the ALPLM, are once again trying to verify the authenticity of a hat once thought to belong to Lincoln. Illinois Official Highlights Election Integrity Problems, Solutions By Mike Smith • Jan 10, 2020 A central-Illinois election official told a Congressional panel Thursday some of the voting machines Illinoisans used in the last election are still susceptible to tampering. But he said efforts are underway to prevent it from happening again.