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For years, WhoWhatWhy has been a leader in covering election integrity. In 2020, we raised the bar, bringing you not only cutting-edge news coverage, but also an e-book featuring a deep investigative look into the murky world of voting machines — before Dominion came under fire — and a college campus voting guide focusing on the youth vote and young voter turnout.
Ahead of the curve, WhoWhatWhy anticipated the problems the country would have with election integrity. Below you will find a sampling of our stories that shows how vulnerable US elections are and what is and isn’t being done about it.
America Decides 2020: Our Democracy, Explained
Our series answering frequently asked questions about our electoral system.
Women of Color Lead On the Ground in Georgia
Black female political organizers are the unsung heroes of the election in Georgia, and may yet earn Democrats control of the Senate.
Few Ex-Felons Able to Vote Even After Rights Restored
Although their rights to vote were recently restored, few former felons in Iowa and Florida registered to vote in the 2020 election.
Assault Rifles, Prayers, and Outrage Over Election Outcome
Pro-Trump protests continue, as does the counting of votes in Arizona.
The Myth of the Cuban American Monolith
Despite a historic distrust of the left fueled by Republican messaging, many members of the Cuban American electorate in Florida are leaving the party of Donald Trump.
Sports Teams Help Create Election ‘Super Centers’
With a pandemic still raging, athletes and election advocates are teaming up to make voting as exciting as the Super Bowl.
Voters in Georgia Frustrated by Long Lines and Broken Equipment
Many Peach State residents had to wait hours to vote on Tuesday, as what had been billed as a state-of-the-art voting system broke down, causing chaos in many precincts.
Safe and Secure Elections in Georgia
The 2020 general election is looming ever closer, but will it be safe and secure?
Touchscreen Voting Machines and the Vanishing Black Votes
After thousands of votes mysteriously vanished from touchscreen voting machines in Shelby County, TN, a battle rages over how to replace the machines.
Despite Shattered FEC, One Commissioner Is Still Fighting for Clean Elections
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.
Ignoring Warning Signs: Officials Approve Vulnerable Voting Machines
While more states move toward hand-marked paper ballots, others will keep using outdated voting machines that are hackable and known to have serious security flaws.
Don’t forget to take a deep dive into the world of voting machines and the rankings of university voting accessibility for a better understanding of the US election systems.
The Voting Machine Monopoly — Is This Any Way to Vote?
Excerpt from Is This Any Way to Vote?: Vulnerable Voting Machines and the Mysterious Industry Behind Them by Celeste Katz Marston and Gabriella Novello.
Does Your School Rate? The Top Voting Campuses in the US
Schools are rated on all kinds of factors. This year, WhoWhatWhy ranked them in terms of student voter turnout and accessibility. Months of research boiled down to the top schools in every state, whether they make it easy for their students to vote.