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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here we go again: Hundreds of thousands of Georgia voters may be disenfranchised because state officials are limiting their ability to vote early in the upcoming primaries.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Faced with voter roll purges, closed polling places, and restrictive voter-ID laws throughout the country, hundreds of organizations are teaming up again to protect access to the ballot box.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a major milestone for civil rights activists, but in the 55 years since, African American voters have been systematically disenfranchised from the ballot box. Meet the trailblazers working to stop that.