Jessica Huseman

Editorial Director

Jessica Huseman was previously the lead elections reporter for ProPublica, and helped manage the Electionland project for three federal election cycles, sharing information and tips with hundreds of newsrooms across the United States. She is an award-winning educator, and has taught at Columbia Journalism School, New York University, and wrote a high school investigative journalism curriculum in use by more than 200 high schools. Jessica is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she graduated with honors.

Some election critics want fast results and hand counting. It’s impossible to have both.
As witnesses recounted hostilities they’ve faced, a few senators tried to change the subject.
Bomb sweeps, secret schedules, tighter security are the new norm at NASED.
As politicians move to reshape elections, the people who run them speak up about the consequences.
Gabriel Sterling on what it was like testifying at the Jan. 6 hearings.
It’s clear Trump’s election allegations were false, but other candidates are following his playbook anyway.
New voting laws brought challenges, and high turnout doesn’t suggest otherwise.
Some GOP election officials running campaigns thread the needle by saying their elections were free of fraud, but they won’t vouch for everyone else, leaving doubts to fester.
Many conservatives have criticized Mark Zuckerberg’s 2020 funding. But not this other guy’s.
Outside funding for elections isn’t ideal. Neither is ignoring the reality that made it necessary.
How the historic nominee thinks of voting rights and election integrity.
How the Electronic Registration Information Center helps achieve both secure elections and fair voting access.
When members withdraw from the program, here’s how it hurts themselves — and their neighbors.
The report by Alex Halderman alleging vulnerabilities in Georgia’s election system is sealed as part of a long-running lawsuit.
Red states and blue states vouch for the program’s value in their voter-roll maintenance.
Supreme Court conservatives are letting legislatures off the hook for their redistricting plans in the midterm elections.
Why updating the rules for Congress’s election certification process is not a Democratic Party–only concern.
Neither Biden’s speech nor action by the Senate provide a clear pathway to passing the Democrats’ cherished bills.
In pursuit of one ambitious goal, Democrats have turned away from options that might actually help.
Why it’s fraught to pit states against one another when they have such different ways of running elections.
Potter County Republicans got inspiration from an Arizona man’s “election integrity symposium”
Past presidents have mobilized moments of crisis to achieve historic progress. We need that again.
The media can’t rebuild trust in elections if government sources stay anonymous.
An unorthodox process at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, largely done in secret, led to the controversial bipartisan appointment.
A new Reuters report makes clear why these harassers elude prosecution.
No disasters this time, but the state’s rushed, underfunded vote expansion needs help before 2022.
There were a few problems with voting—but misinformation and fraud accusations weren’t among them.