Reading Time: 3 minutes Americans have been told that they can trust the election system and that recounts of paper ballots are one way to ensure its integrity. But how valuable are recounts really when officials and courts at all levels throw up roadblocks that prevent an accurate count?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Anti-Trump forces are pinning their last hopes on a revolt in the Electoral College next Monday. Could that actually happen?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Early fears that voting machines had been hacked were initially assuaged by assurances that the machines were not connected to the outside world. Now we learn otherwise.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy has filed a public records request with three Wisconsin counties seeking access to digital images of paper ballots from the recount. These counties — where Donald Trump got an unexpected surge of votes — chose to use optical scanners despite their notorious unreliability.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why did so many people in Russia and its former republic of Kyrgyzstan visit government-affiliated websites in a small Wisconsin county? Were efforts afoot to probe security systems? With a recount in the close election, and questions about whether vote totals could be hacked, this is very interesting.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Why would 4,000 people show up to an election and end up not voting for the most important race? Some people don’t want you to know.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A lot is riding on the volunteers and officials conducting recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. This election has revealed that the US election system is broken, but these Americans represent what remains right.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Old voting machines and the Election Day sloppiness of officials in Detroit may disqualify tens of thousands of ballots from Michigan’s recount, which would make it very difficult for Hillary Clinton to prevail in the state.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Here are some striking photos of the Standing Rock protests from a WhoWhatWhy contributor. They capture the drama of the recent weeks.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Italian voters have set off a political earthquake, massively rejecting constitutional reform, forcing their Prime Minister from office and clearing the way for Trump-inspired political parties to grab control.