Reading Time: 5 minutes Elderly poll workers have long been the backbone of US elections. Now they are quitting en masse because of the coronavirus pandemic. Will that suppress turnout in swing states?
Reading Time: 5 minutes 2020 could have been the year to get politics out of redistricting in many states. Now, fair maps advocates are hoping they do not have to wait another 10 years to bolster fair elections.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A few sensible actions would not only protect Americans from being exposed to the coronavirus when voting, they would also make US democracy fairer and better.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A carefully parsed answer to the question of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election has campaign finance watchdogs concerned that Donald Trump’s FEC nominee will put the president’s feelings over protecting elections.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With three states holding primaries even as the US struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus, voters cast their ballots, then washed their hands.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A Montana law effectively ending ballot collecting could significantly disenfranchise thousands of Native American voters in the 2020 election, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Texas-based Republican attorney James E. “Trey” Trainor defended his relationship with the late GOP gerrymandering guru Thomas Hofeller, and past representation for dark money groups, during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
Reading Time: 7 minutes FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub sat down with WhoWhatWhy to talk about money in politics, losing a quorum, and what it could mean for the next election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018, a WhoWhatWhy investigation indicated that Georgia’s then-Secretary of State, current Gov. Brian Kemp (R), had baselessly accused state Democrats of attempting to hack the state’s voter registration page. Now it’s official. It’s part of a pattern — playing out once again right now — to attack those who highlight Georgia’s election vulnerabilities.
Reading Time: 4 minutes With concerns about the coronavirus looming, election officials are trying to find as many creative ways as possible to ease voters’ concerns and increase participation on Election Day.