“Can we go back to focusing on the testing, please?” Hays County official pleads as crowd demands answers to conspiracy theories.
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Here are a few stories we’ve written lately that debunk misinformation and reveal new information about the forces seeking to undermine elections.
Lawsuit alleges True the Vote hacked data and targeted small election vendor with racist, defamatory campaign
Case cites election-integrity group’s own public claims that it stole data from Michigan company that makes software for managing poll workers.
Flood of records requests forces election officials to expend resources with an election looming.
Election activists are seeking the “cast vote record” from 2020. Here’s what it is and why they want it.
The obscure document produced by some ballot tabulators won’t prove the fraud activists think it will, experts say.
Social network’s ban targeting misinformation close to elections extends to election officials trying to reach voters.
Aggrieved anti-fluoride activists, low pay, and understaffing eventually drove away Gillespie County’s election officials.
Texas attorney general’s office sent multiple memos this summer instructing election officials to follow longtime precedent. Then he changed his mind.
Ken Paxton bucks legal precedent and secretary of state’s advice in letting anyone examine ballots right after elections
Attorney general’s opinion invites lawsuits over long-established ballot security and subjects election officials for possible criminal charges.
Surge in observers during the primary, along with tensions and disruptions, leads to NC rule tightening.
Some election critics want fast results and hand counting. It’s impossible to have both.
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As witnesses recounted hostilities they’ve faced, a few senators tried to change the subject.
After “seeking God’s guidance,” the group has engaged in year-long campaign of chasing evidence, lobbying government, and harassing an election official, with little to show for it.
The Maricopa County recorder channels his energy — and lots of Diet Coke — into defending his elections and answering his critics.
When this election turned out to have no drama, an activist decided to generate his own.
“Many were very surprised to learn they were allegedly deceased,” Brnovich writes in his conclusion to probe of Cyber Ninjas’ claims.
Amid election official turnover and staff shortages in Arizona, experts worry elections “could get a little chaotic.”
States banned private money for election expenses, but a new plan to raise money for voter fraud investigations poses similar concerns.
Logic and accuracy testing demonstrates the integrity of ballot tabulators, officials say, and more people should come to watch.
Republicans and Democrats appear on the same ballot, but voting across party lines will spoil your vote.
Bomb sweeps, secret schedules, tighter security are the new norm at NASED.
The 300,000 March ballots are public records under state law, but the effort in Tarrant County may just be a warmup for endlessly disputed elections.
Skeptics get chance to scrutinize voting system up close, but few show up.
As politicians move to reshape elections, the people who run them speak up about the consequences.
Gov. Ducey signs bill — similar to one he previously vetoed — that changes basis for canceling voter registrations.
The Uvalde shooting heightened concerns about school security, but there aren’t always good alternative polling places available.
New pens, new envelopes, more vote centers, earlier counting, and more.
Doug Mastriano’s pledge to “reset” voter registrations ignores the safeguards that already remove hundreds of thousands of ineligible voters.
As an immigrant, I find our election system intimidating and confusing. That’s what makes my reporting so valuable to the communities that need it.
Counties are taking new measures to prevent observers and poll workers from disrupting voting.
Gabriel Sterling on what it was like testifying at the Jan. 6 hearings.
Sweeping election bills failed, but Legislature revives two ideas as scaled-back programs.
I’ll report this story with the same balance and insight that I’ve brought to my long career in journalism.
It’s clear Trump’s election allegations were false, but other candidates are following his playbook anyway.
Zuckerberg’s grants prompted new laws prohibiting donated resources. Now, wary election officials wonder what they can accept.
Nine in ten Arizona voters take advantage of the state’s no-excuse early voting and vote-by-mail system, now under threat by the same party that created it.
Paxton aggressively pursued voter fraud, but uncovered few actual cases. He’s also trying to overturn voting rights precedents.
Yavapai County voted overwhelmingly for Trump, and most voters there used ballot drop boxes. “2000 Mules” is energizing the movement to ban them.
Arizona election officials prep for surge in in-person voting during August primary. The state has had mail voting for decades.
New voting laws brought challenges, and high turnout doesn’t suggest otherwise.
Democracy is stronger when voters have the facts to engage with elections and trust the results.
If any beat deserves intensive, clear focus, it’s this one.
Reliable journalism is key to a thriving democracy. And engagement is key to a strong newsroom.
I have a passion for making sure Pennsylvanians, and communities of color, know their votes count. Here’s why.
People gave me reasons for not participating in the electoral process that had no basis in fact.
Just like lobbying and campaign finance, elections are governed by a patchwork of rules that don’t make intuitive sense, and that differ from state to state.
Covering the “audit” of the 2020 election was the most important work of my career. I want to keep informing voters.
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Bill passed with bipartisan support may lead to burdensome number of recounts, add to election costs, and delay final results, experts warn.