Democrats netted 40 seats in this year’s midterms, but the “blue wave” didn’t crest everywhere. In heavily gerrymandered states, such as North Carolina and Ohio, Democratic gains were nonexistent.
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has won a legal settlement with the state of Pennsylvania that will put in place paper ballots and auditable, voter-verifiable elections by 2020.
In case you think a Holocaust could never happen in America — think again.
Missourians overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to reduce corruption and gerrymandering. Weeks later, Republicans are already trying to weaken the measure.
The first move for the Democratic House may not be subpoenas or investigations, but rather passing voting rights legislation.
Brian Kemp will be Georgia’s next governor. His opponent, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, has now acknowledged this — but that doesn’t mean she thinks it was a fair fight.
While Saudi Arabia’s monarchy often functions like a mob, Turkey’s motivations to keep the Khashoggi story at the top of world headlines are also self-serving.
Maine is the first and only state to implement ranked-choice voting for federal elections. And now third-party voters’ second choice has led to a Republican losing his House seat to a Democrat.
An orderly Brexit could actually enable grand European projects such as a common army. Whether that would fix relations with the US is another matter.
As Americans ideologically drift further apart, voting rights and voting rights initiatives receive broad, bipartisan support among the public. Will DC listen?
The Democrats captured the House, but suffered losses in the Senate, so was there a “blue wave?”
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.
Florida, the nation’s largest purple state, is at the heart of yet another voting fiasco.
Something changed on Election Day, and no, I am not talking about the Dems taking the House. What changed is that now President Donald Trump not only feels he’s under attack but, for the first time, he really is. Now, before you rejoice about that, understand how a man like Trump reacts when under attack. Read More
In majority-minority Hancock County, Georgia, the local election board — dominated by white members — tried to disenfranchise many African American voters and almost got away with it. Where else is this happening?
As voters go to the polls today, disinformation campaigns are underway on social media.During September and October, Twitter deleted 10,000 fake accounts that were encouraging people not to vote.“I hear ICE agents will be at poling [sic] stations on election day, looking to deport illegals trying to vote,” one tweet from a since-banned account read.Another Read More
James Edwards is a veteran with mobility issues — so voting with an absentee ballot seemed natural. But he’s just one of many voters whose ballot was rejected for a reason that he believes isn’t right.
Recent court decisions, coupled with inaccurate mailers and problems with absentee ballots, may be causing widespread confusion as Missourians vote today in a very close Senate race.Democrat Claire McCaskill is running for reelection in a state President Donald Trump won by 18.5 points in 2016. RealClearPolitics rates the race as a tossup and the RCP Read More
WhoWhatWhy explains the technical details of how our reporter created the table in WhoWhatWhy’s Election Day coverage of potential voters who have had their ballots rejected or not yet returned. The reporter who created this table, Jordan Wilkie, is not a trained data scientist. While WhoWhatWhy would not publish work they did not have extremely Read More
How Indiana’s aggressive efforts to purge voter rolls and to impose burdensome voter ID requirements can disproportionately impact low-income voters.