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Lexie Schapitl

Lexie Schapitl is a news assistant with NPR's Washington Desk, where she produces radio pieces and digital content. She also reports from the field and assists with production of the NPR Politics Podcast.

Schapitl first came to NPR as a Washington Desk intern in 2017. She has previously worked as an associate producer with NPR's newscast unit, a social media manager with Vox and a reporting intern with Newsday. A New Jersey native and University of Maryland graduate, Schapitl is a fan of Maryland basketball, trivia, musicals and the New York Mets.

As Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary debate came to a close, each of the candidates was asked to name the biggest misconception voters have about them.

A day later, the question was still on the mind of Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund investor who has barnstormed South Carolina, aggressively courting the black vote with a focus on racial justice and climate issues.