Reading Time: 9 minutes Manual audits of machine-marked “paper ballots” from hybrid voting systems cannot detect fraud because the hybrids can change votes after the ballots have been cast.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Restoring government of the people — or not — will define the nation’s future, activists say.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Abrams came very close in her Georgia race to be the country’s first female African American governor. Still a major political mover and shaker, she’s using what happened to her in 2018 to spur reform of voting laws throughout the country.
Reading Time: 9 minutes A WhoWhatWhy investigation has shown that voter suppression was a factor in the razor-thin outcome of the Virginia House race that gave Republicans control of the chamber — and could now hand them control of the state’s governorship.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity activists are suing Texas state officials over a controversial and misleading advisory that asserts that thousands of “noncitizens” illegally voted.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Stoking fears of voter fraud, the Texas secretary of state issued an advisory that asks local election officials to investigate noncitizen voters. Except it turns out that the claims are vastly overblown.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Passage of Amendment 4 restored voting rights to more than a million Floridians, but advocates of election integrity want to see more accountability from election administrators in the Sunshine State before 2020.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The venerable League of Women Voters has seen a surge in members and resources since the 2016 election. Nearly 100 years after its founding, the League has become a major player in the fight against voter suppression.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While some critics of partisan gerrymandering hope the Supreme Court can put a stop to it, others fear the court may actually enable states to draw unfair maps.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A new report shows that the 2018 South Carolina primary and midterm elections had errors in both the software and the voting machine hardware, leading to hundreds of wrong votes.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Georgia officials may ignore the recommendation of independent cybersecurity experts in their selection of new voting equipment for the state.
Reading Time: 7 minutes During the midterms this year we focused on one of the most bizarre elections in the country. A race for governor where conflict of interest, voter suppression, and partisan shenanigans were just another day in Georgia.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This year WhoWhatWhy spent considerable resources shining a light on election vulnerabilities, and how bad actors both foreign and domestic are trying to undermine our most precious resource, democracy. We think some of these outstanding pieces deserve a second look.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Allegations of election fraud, the resignation of the chairman of the board of elections, a rogue political operative, and math that doesn’t add up — here’s a timeline of events concerning North Carolina’s 9th District.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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?
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) made headlines again, this time for openly supporting voter suppression laws. But she’s not alone: other officials are also growing bolder about why they do what they do.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The midterm elections clearly showed that Americans want more democracy. Let’s allow them to vote on it in 2020.