Reading Time: 2 minutes What to Know About the Coronavirus: Democrats in Congress have introduced emergency legislation to fund mail-in voting and help poll workers purchase cleaning supplies in the event that 25 percent of all states declare a state of emergency, but it remains unclear whether it will pass. (read more) Not all states have taken steps to balance Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes A Montana law effectively ending ballot collecting could significantly disenfranchise thousands of Native American voters in the 2020 election, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Texas-based Republican attorney James E. “Trey” Trainor defended his relationship with the late GOP gerrymandering guru Thomas Hofeller, and past representation for dark money groups, during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Days before the 2018 election, WhoWhatWhy exclusively reported that there were serious security vulnerabilities in a voter database in Georgia. Then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), who was running for governor, accused Georgia Democrats of a failed hacking attempt just hours later. Nearly a year and a half later, investigators have found no evidence backing up Read More
Reading Time: 7 minutes FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub sat down with WhoWhatWhy to talk about money in politics, losing a quorum, and what it could mean for the next election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018, a WhoWhatWhy investigation indicated that Georgia’s then-Secretary of State, current Gov. Brian Kemp (R), had baselessly accused state Democrats of attempting to hack the state’s voter registration page. Now it’s official. It’s part of a pattern — playing out once again right now — to attack those who highlight Georgia’s election vulnerabilities.
Reading Time: 4 minutes With concerns about the coronavirus looming, election officials are trying to find as many creative ways as possible to ease voters’ concerns and increase participation on Election Day.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) were the only presidential candidates to speak last night at the Selma Presidential Forum, moderated by MSNBC’s Joy Reid and Rev. Mark Thompson. “I want people to be shocked by the fact that one of the two major political parties in this country plans to win, and Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here we go again: Hundreds of thousands of Georgia voters may be disenfranchised because state officials are limiting their ability to vote early in the upcoming primaries.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Faced with voter roll purges, closed polling places, and restrictive voter-ID laws throughout the country, hundreds of organizations are teaming up again to protect access to the ballot box.