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.

Problems around the country sparked questions about elections this year, and some officials handled them better than others.

Voting rights in less competitive states aren’t in the spotlight, and those voters deserve answers

Elected officials keep trying to remove eligible voters based on flawed data.

The MacArthur Foundation chose Bassin as a genius grant recipient. He hopes the attention boosts his mission.

Here are the consequences when Republican activists in Texas, California, Arizona, and elsewhere push local officials to ditch machines and count ballots by hand.

Detailed questions, lots of poll workers turn out for an event featuring secretaries of state from both parties. 

Votebeat investigation finds election offices overwhelmed by records requests seeking to prove nonexistent fraud 

As younger voters turn out, it’s time to think about how to make elections work for them. 

Presidential hopefuls say Pence did the right thing. Would they? 

Why Fani Willi’s prosecution of Trump and his allies, if successful, stands to accomplish what Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case cannot.