Reading Time: 5 minutes As lawmakers scramble to curb information warfare, the FEC held an unusual symposium with big tech and experts to discuss the threats to democracy online.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Without a quorum of four commissioners at the FEC, Facebook announced updates to its ad policy. Experts warn self-regulation could bring more problems than solutions ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity experts have laid out a blueprint for states to implement risk-limiting audits after conducting three successful pilot tests in Rhode Island.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Saying that North Carolina’s legislative map unconstitutionally favors Republicans, a panel of three judges ruled that it must be redrawn within two weeks.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Five of the 45 US presidents won their election without winning the popular vote. A movement to institute a national popular vote aims to prevent that from happening again.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The ally of a GOP Governor elected in a close, contested race is throwing up new hurdles to transparency.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Using a little-known law, Georgia voters, activists, and even candidates teamed up to demand that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) re-examine the state’s voting systems.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Republican members of the Federal Election Commission have blocked a thorough investigation into whether Russia illegally supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with tens of millions of dollars funneled through the NRA.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hackers at the annual DEF CON Voting Village discovered a sobering vulnerability in electronic poll books made by the leading manufacturer ES&S.
Reading Time: 5 minutes No candidate in the Democratic presidential primary race has been asked about election integrity during the debate, leaving activists concerned that the lack of national attention could impact the outcome of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Democrats and election integrity activists are sounding the alarms for election security measures before 2020 after a bombshell report on Russian interference in 2016.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Robert Mueller may not have lived up to the media hype, but his testimony before Congress offered the public a day-long tutorial on his investigation.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Voting rights for millions of individuals with past convictions depend on their ability to pay restitution or complete parole, according to a new report.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Following a decisive victory for Democrats in the 2018 elections, advocates of fair redistricting are doubling down on their efforts to get like-minded candidates elected and end gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A new law in Texas is a step away from open government as the state prepares for redistricting in 2021, critics claim.
Reading Time: 11 minutes How to prevent over half a million nonviolent ex-felons, most of whom are black, from voting? Let us count the ways.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Young voters, especially college students, fueled the “blue wave” of the 2018 elections. Now, Republicans are targeting those same voters for 2020 to limit their impact.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Critical funding for education, housing, and nutritional programs hangs in the balance if households are asked to disclose citizenship in the 2020 census.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Kansas Democrats are using ranked-choice voting for the 2020 primary election, hoping to increase voter participation and to create fairer voting systems.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Tech giant Microsoft has thrown its hat into the election transparency field with a program called ElectionGuard, which aims to put verification power in the hands of voters in the United States.