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October 27, 2020

One Week Left Until Election Day

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.   One Week Left Until Election Day: Everything about this election is unusual. We’re witnessing a historic rise in absentee voting, and election officials in most states admit that they probably won’t have final results on election night. WhoWhatWhy is beefing up our election integrity news desk and we have a few things in store for our readers. Stay tuned, and send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org  if...

October 20, 2020

Uncertainty With Just 14 Days Left

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org. Uncertainty With Just 14 Days Left: More than 300 lawsuits are pending across the country, and that leaves election experts afraid that legal challenges this close to the 2020 election could do more harm than good. One key area of election-related litigation is the deadline deciding whether absentee ballots can be accepted if they are received after Election Day. We now have a general sense of how the...

October 13, 2020

The Five-Alarm Fire

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org. New York Times’ columnist, Thomas Friedman, painted a stark picture on CNN’s “Reliable Sources" this weekend:   “We are seeing something we have never seen before in American history: A massive voter suppression effort, an effort to steal the election even beforehand, before our eyes."   Friedman warned that the strategy, primarily led by the Trump campaign, is using conservative media to promote "fear tactics" and creating confusion...

October 6, 2020

The Ultimate (Dangerous) October Surprise

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.   Several questions remain unanswered about President Donald Trump testing positive for the coronavirus and what the 2020 election will finally look like.   We are far beyond politics at this point. Voters are casting their ballots now and the White House continues to dance around the incumbent’s health. We don’t even know whether the second presidential debate will take place on October 15.    Via New Yorker’s...

September 29, 2020

We Have Some Exciting News!

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.   We Have Some Exciting News!   WhoWhatWhy has one mandate: dig relentlessly and reveal what we uncover. There are no gatekeepers. We are dedicated to investigative journalism, pure and simple.   Election Integrity applies these investigative principles to one of the most important and fundamental issues facing the nation: the reliability of the machinery used in elections. Today, we are proud to announce our latest ebook, Is...

September 22, 2020

Exciting Announcements on National Voter Registration Day

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.   Does Your School Rank? We have an exciting announcement to make!  Our talented team of reporters and editors at WhoWhatwhy have rolled out our first-ever Student Voter Guide, ranking the nation’s top-rated universities on how easy or hard it is to cast a ballot on campus. Of course, this year is different. Many universities have told their students to stay home and rely on remote learning. But...

September 15, 2020

Less than 50 Days Until the Next Presidential Election

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.   Provisional Voting, Explained: As we mentioned last week, double voting is a felony — so it is a good idea to decide sooner rather than later whether to mail in your vote or vote in person. If you haven’t received your mail-in ballot yet or aren’t sure that you submitted it properly, there is another option: provisional voting.   In WhoWhatWhy’s latest edition of America Decides, 2020,...

September 8, 2020

Please, Don’t Commit a Felony by Voting Twice

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by Dana Rohinsky and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.   Please, Don’t Commit a Felony by Voting Twice: An election official’s job is already stressful when an election is less than 100 days away, but President Donald Trump’s latest suggestion about voting is a doozy — and a federal crime.   Last week, Trump told voters in North Carolina and Pennsylvania that they should test their state’s vote-by-mail systems by attempting to vote in person on Election...

September 1, 2020

Good Tuesday Afternoon, and Happy Election Day!

WhoWhatWhy’s Election Integrity Weekly is written by Gabriella Novello, and edited by William Dowell and Sue Rushford. Have a tip or want to suggest a story? Send us an email at ei@whowhatwhy.org.   Good Tuesday Afternoon, and Happy Election Day! Voters in Massachusetts who want to cast their ballots in person for the state’s congressional primaries are heading to the polls today. The main race to watch is the Democratic Senate primary between Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Despite the fanfare surrounding yet another  Kennedy running for higher office, Markey has consistently led in the polls by...

August 25, 2020

What You Missed While Watching the DNC

If you spent last week plugged into the Democratic National Convention, you may have missed the following concerning the November election: A federal court order ruled that Indiana cannot reject an absentee ballot simply because a voter’s signature does not exactly match the one on the voter registration file unless the voter is first given the chance to correct the discrepancy. The court also ruled Indiana’s new voter roll purge law unconstitutional. Kentucky will allow voters to use fear of contracting COVID-19 as an excuse to request an absentee ballot. Kentucky also waived its voter ID requirement and announced an early voting period...