Reading Time: 6 minutes With real election reform in the US seemingly stuck in neutral, WhoWhatWhy asked the relevant questions of what’s at play. These election integrity professionals weigh in.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Experts insist that a full manual recount is the only way to ensure that the Wisconsin result is correct. A judge and election officials seem to agree … but the judge was unable to order it due in part to state law, and it might still not take place across the state, unless the public demands it.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone, from Donald Trump to Jill Stein, is questioning whether something is fishy about the vote totals in the presidential election. We aim to take a deeper look at alleged irregularities.
Reading Time: 4 minutes More and more Americans are not working. They sit at home, wondering how to get a job, watching newscasts on their flatscreens (still not paid for) and hear talking heads praising the Obama administration for an unprecedented period of job creation. How do they fit into that picture?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite all the hullabaloo about the election, including apparent irregularities and calls for recounts, we hear very little about a definite factor in Donald Trump’s victory: vote suppression.
Reading Time: 7 minutes As the corporate media was touting the economic recovery, and stock prices soared, hundreds of thousands of Americans were still losing their homes. It’s just one more example of the disconnect between what people heard on the news and what they saw in their neighborhoods.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The media’s portrayal of a successful economic recovery provided a false sense of security to the Democratic establishment. Reality caught up to them on Election Day.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Millennials are faced with having to pay back record amounts of student loans and many of them are doing it while living with their parents. They have no reason to buy into the media’s assertion that the economy is on the mend.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, WhoWhatWhy will examine some of the causes that led to Donald Trump’s triumph on November 8. Part commentary and part data-driven journalism, we will uncover how the media failed to be honest with the American people about the state of the economy and how that led to a groundswell of anger in the Rust Belt and beyond.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Republicans have stoked anger at the government for years. Their strategy worked and, coupled with well-targeted voter suppression and gerrymandering, the American people have handed them a blank check. The only problem: Now they are the government and must deliver on their promises.