A democracy relies on its citizens voting. But what if there is no mechanism in place to ensure the election results accurately reflect the voters’ wishes? A recent conference on election audits at MIT tried to bring greater awareness to this critical issue.
Opinion: If you can’t win, cheat. And if you can’t win cheating, cheat more. That has been the motto of Republicans in various states following the midterm elections.
Opinion: Americans just witnessed the corrosive effects of voter suppression in the Georgia gubernatorial race. “Defeated” candidate Stacey Abrams, as well as election integrity activists nationwide, are trying to do something about it. So why can’t Big Media?
Georgia’s Governor-elect Brian Kemp used his position as secretary of state to influence who gets to vote in his state. Next week, Georgia will decide who will follow in his footsteps and whether the mess he left behind will be cleaned up.
A WhoWhatWhy investigation shows that, for the last 16 years, Georgia has either been ignoring or misinterpreting one of its own rules on storing election data.
Election integrity issues in Florida have much less to do with fraud than with mismanagement and explicit attempts to skirt the law.
After 10 days of court battles and Gwinnett County Board of Elections and Registration meetings, vote counting draws to a close — but questions remain about who gets counted, and why.
Investigative journalist Stephen Singular uncovered shocking secrets under the hood of the 2000 presidential election. Here’s what happened when he brought them to 60 Minutes.
Election transparency advocates have long asserted that ES&S digital scanner voting machines connect to the internet to send results to election department central computers. That connectivity raises security concerns, but state officials say the machines are islands. Now, one advocate has proof they’re wrong.
County officials have wide discretion over which provisional and absentee mail-in ballots should be counted in an election. In Gwinnett County, a Tuesday decision made by the Board of Registrations and Elections could swing a US House race.
In the US, thousands of adult citizens are stripped of their right to vote by laws and judges that arbitrarily, and unevenly, declare them incompetent.
Election integrity activists say Democrats who concede elections too soon are wasting opportunities for meaningful audits and are undermining the efforts of those fighting for more transparent and accountable elections.
We explore WhoWhatWhy’s decision to take on the singular focus of election integrity and voter suppression during this election.
Four-hour lines, suspiciously dysfunctional machines, poll workers who don’t know a paper ballot from a provisional ballot — what a picnic!
A group of Georgia voters is seeking a temporary restraining order against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, arguing that his partisan performance should preclude him from being involved in any recount involving his own gubernatorial race.
Over 79,700 people — that we know of — who tried to vote early by mail-in ballot have either not returned their mail-in ballot, had their ballot rejected, or had their ballot application rejected, and have not yet cast a vote. Today’s the day.
Opinion: Because of an outdated and vulnerable election infrastructure, we may never know the true winners of today’s midterms. But we already know who the losers are: Anybody interested in fair, secure, and transparent elections.
The surge in early voting in Texas, especially among younger voters, came despite continued efforts that seem designed to keep minorities, the poor, and young constituents from the polls.
Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are locked in a Senate race where every vote counts. Yet some Arizonans won’t get to cast a ballot because of obstacles placed in their way.
In response to WhoWhatWhy’s exclusive story on vulnerabilities in Georgia’s voter registration system, Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office has made unsubstantiated claims and omitted inconvenient truths about the security of that system. Here is new information on the risks.