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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In a major victory for voting-rights advocates, a three-judge panel blocked a Florida law that imposes fines and fees on formerly incarcerated individuals before they can register to vote.
Reading Time: 3 minutes After internet trolls exacerbated the Iowa caucus fiasco, election security advocates are turning their attention to states with vulnerable voting machines to see how prepared they are in case something goes wrong.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ballot initiatives are an important tool for voters who want electoral reform. Yet GOP lawmakers across the country have rewritten, blocked, or outright ignored measures for a more fair democracy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A collection of WhoWhatWhy stories that show the many grotesque varieties of racism in action.