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.

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.
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.
Paxton aggressively pursued voter fraud, but uncovered few actual cases. He’s also trying to overturn voting rights precedents.
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.
Even conservative courts probably won’t treat the law differently than in the past.
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 many circumstances that led the county to miss the state’s deadline for reporting election results.