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.

The House and Senate reach a compromise on differing versions of HB 1243, agreeing to keep protection for ineligible voters who cast ballots by mistake.
Lawmakers say they want secure elections. They aren’t willing to set aside the money needed to ensure them.
Pinal County election officials tried to paper over problems, but now they need to correct them.
Backed by two new Republican justices, the court’s decision to reopen recent decisions sets a new precedent — and has national ramifications.
And why we can’t expect justice from a civil suit filed by a private company.
“Sharpiegate” prompted changes that contributed to the county’s Election Day problems.
How politics and misinformation overshadow their stated reasons for leaving the voter roll coalition that helps prevent voter fraud.
Homeland Security allocates money for election security, but not enough to meet the need.
Bonus: Here’s how many election administrators you could pay with one year of Tucker Carlson’s salary.
Lawmakers’ failure to understand how things work leads to laws creating new obstacles for elections.
The left worries about voter purges. The right worries about secure elections. Clean voter rolls help them both.
American democracy has faced crisis after crisis and come out the other side.
Lawmakers overhauled the Electoral Count Act, but aren’t providing enough money to shore up crumbling election infrastructure.
Votebeat’s reporters are watching extremists’ shifting tactics, distrust among red counties, funding for election costs, and voter access changes.
Officials blame “human error” for a discrepancy of 507 votes in the county’s new total for the razor-thin attorney general race.
In Arizona, a move to combat online misinformation draws belated, and sometimes inaccurate, scrutiny.
The procedural steps to finalize an election have turned into battles. What purpose do they serve?
There were isolated problems, including in Arizona and Texas, but the election was otherwise smooth.
Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips continue to withhold identity of person of interest in defamation case.
Election conspiracies meet the strict scrutiny of a federal courtroom in True the Vote case
Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips refused to disclose the name of a mystery man who supposedly helped them investigate election software company Konnech.
Testimony from Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht muddies explanation of how they acquired evidence used to target Konnech — and who helped.
There’s bipartisan support for reforming the Electoral Count Act and clarifying the role of the vice president. But Texas’ Cruz is an exception.
Nostalgia, faulty assumptions, conspiracy theories fueling the push to hand-count ballots
Flood of records requests forces election officials to expend resources with an election looming.
Social network’s ban targeting misinformation close to elections extends to election officials trying to reach voters.
Texas attorney general’s office sent multiple memos this summer instructing election officials to follow longtime precedent. Then he changed his mind.
Attorney general’s opinion invites lawsuits over long-established ballot security and subjects election officials for possible criminal charges.
Some election critics want fast results and hand counting. It’s impossible to have both.