Election skeptics are using obscure legal provisions to petition for recounts and drag out final results.
Democrats and Republicans have been at odds in recent weeks over which party had the authority to schedule three special elections for the chamber.
County employees hand counted more than 59,000 ballots in two and a half days, a task resulting from petitions and pressure from election conspiracy activists.
Lawmakers overhauled the Electoral Count Act, but aren’t providing enough money to shore up crumbling election infrastructure.
Schmidt, a Republican, famously stood up to former President Trump’s claims of election fraud in 2020
Mistakes uncovered by recount indicate Virginia Ross either did not catch errors or failed to disclose them before results were certified.
Votebeat’s reporters are watching extremists’ shifting tactics, distrust among red counties, funding for election costs, and voter access changes.
Long-awaited report finds conflicting statements from polling place supervisors on whether they ran out of ballot paper.
Officials blame “human error” for a discrepancy of 507 votes in the county’s new total for the razor-thin attorney general race.
Election experts and advocates say Legislature should update 1927 statute that was written for an era of machine politics.
Some ballot images printed too small in Maricopa County. But county officials say that doesn’t mean voters were disenfranchised.
Conservative activists behind the recounts of Props 2 and 3 tried to get votes rejected because of ink bleed-through and other minor issues.
Much of Hamadeh’s election challenge advances to trial while courts swiftly dismiss nearly all of Lake’s and Finchem’s claims.
In Arizona, a move to combat online misinformation draws belated, and sometimes inaccurate, scrutiny.
Thrust into the job at a contentious time, Scott believed defending the integrity of Texas elections was his top priority.
Lawmakers, lobbyists, and voting advocates preview their elections reform wishlists for the next session
The outcome in Moore v. Harper may not bring the broad consequences for elections that observers fear.
In the latest fallout from Election Day woes, a GOP judicial candidate is suing to overturn her loss, citing unspecified data and “2,000 reports” of polling place problems.
Costly recount in 47 counties won’t change outcomes on successful ballot proposals but gives activists an opening to criticize election.

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A motion to dismiss the Republicans’ subpoena for voter data represents the latest, and possibly the final, twist in a two-year audit attempt.
Votebeat analysis finds the county’s heavier paper combined with high voter turnout likely pushed aging printers past their limits.
Heider García no puso resistencia a las sospechas y amenazas del grupo. Los recibió y los escuchó.
The procedural steps to finalize an election have turned into battles. What purpose do they serve?
In 2020, some Republicans on canvassing boards resisted certifying the results. Prop 2 eliminates that threat for good.
Election officials and courts forced to resolve more than 140 petitions from right-wing activists, most without evidence of fraud.
In Maricopa County, residents lash out at supervisors and dismiss explanations of Election Day problems. In Cochise, supervisors postpone certification again.
An analysis of ballots at risk of rejection for lacking or having an incorrect date shows they are more likely to come from non-white communities, among other disparities.
All 67 counties were required for the first time to participate in a “risk-limiting audit,” a statistical method of checking the accuracy of the election outcome.
After last-minute challenge from attorney general, county commissioners agree to certify those provisional votes in time for canvassing deadline.
Two counties have postponed until the last minute, but election lawyers say the courts will force the certification by the deadline no matter what.
Allegations of intentional partisan disenfranchisement are easier to believe than absurd conspiracy theories, but what should matter most is showing the proof.
The Republican supervisors are asking a judge to compel the elections director to expand the hand count audit of ballots in the midterm election.
The state’s biggest county has no central system for tracking problems, so it still can’t say how many polling places opened late, ran out of paper, or worked just fine.
Turnout surged at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and Michigan State, with hundreds waiting until Election Day to register and causing five-hour lines.
Maricopa County is researching these provisional ballots from voters who left an original location and tried to vote elsewhere.
One week later, angry voters demand to know why Luzerne County polling places had ballot shortages.
In the face of their suspicions and threats, Heider Garcia didn’t fight back. He welcomed them in and listened.
The fullest explanation the county has made so far about what went wrong.
Here’s why some counties tally votes in hours while others take days to tackle a similar number.
There were isolated problems, including in Arizona and Texas, but the election was otherwise smooth.
When the machine wouldn’t take the ballot, voters were told to place their ballots into a slot on a secure box, which the county has labeled “door 3.”
Meanwhile, Chester County faces long night of nonstop counting now required by law.
Republicans sued to keep vote centers open late, but a judge said there was no evidence voters were disenfranchised.
People spreading misinformation on Twitter apparently conflated different pieces of election news, none of which affect the deadline.
Ruling caps month-long spectacle marked by confusing proposals from Republican officials, warnings from the state, and arguments from lawyers who defended Cyber Ninjas.