Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity activists are suing Texas state officials over a controversial and misleading advisory that asserts that thousands of “noncitizens” illegally voted.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Stoking fears of voter fraud, the Texas secretary of state issued an advisory that asks local election officials to investigate noncitizen voters. Except it turns out that the claims are vastly overblown.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A democracy relies on its citizens voting. But what if there is no mechanism in place to ensure the election results accurately reflect the voters’ wishes? A recent conference on election audits at MIT tried to bring greater awareness to this critical issue.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) made headlines again, this time for openly supporting voter suppression laws. But she’s not alone: other officials are also growing bolder about why they do what they do.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Voters in Porter County, Indiana, were surprised to see election outcomes announced despite 0% of precincts reporting. Turns out election officials screwed up, big time.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Most counties in Florida don’t preserve ballot images — despite state and federal law that requires them to do so. With recounts looming, AUDIT-USA is suing the state for better enforcement.
Reading Time: 9 minutes With so much energy expended — and money spent — to restrict access to the ballot box, what’s it like to have to fight for one of the pillars of democracy?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Shelby County claims it was too overwhelmed by thousands of last-minute voter registrations to give citizens rejected by the system a chance to correct errors or omissions on their forms on election day. Now it’s up to the court to decide what will happen to voters.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A blue county in Tennessee botches day one of early voting in Memphis. Reports of long lines, equipment failures, and great frustration accumulated — just days after a voter registration organization filed a lawsuit against the local election commission.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Supreme Court opted to change the voter identification rules in North Dakota just weeks before the midterm election — a decision that could keep thousands of mostly Native American voters from casting a ballot.