Brian Kemp will be Georgia’s next governor. His opponent, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, has now acknowledged this — but that doesn’t mean she thinks it was a fair fight.
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.
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.
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.
In majority-minority Hancock County, Georgia, the local election board — dominated by white members — tried to disenfranchise many African American voters and almost got away with it. Where else is this happening?
James Edwards is a veteran with mobility issues — so voting with an absentee ballot seemed natural. But he’s just one of many voters whose ballot was rejected for a reason that he believes isn’t right.
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.
Brian Kemp’s campaign says noncitizens are trying to vote. WhoWhatWhy examined his own data and it does not back him up.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, battling in a close race to become governor, is pushing back against new reports of election vulnerabilities — uncovered by WhoWhatWhy — distracting media and voters. He’s charging those who reported the danger with… being the danger.
“Massive” vulnerabilities in Georgia’s online voter registration system have been discovered that allow anyone with minimal computer expertise to access and change the private information of Peach State voters and thereby compromise the upcoming midterm elections.
After a federal judge put the brakes on a case questioning the security of Georgia’s voting machines, a look back shows how Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ignored or minimized the problem.
Proponents of voter ID say that it’s so easy to get — what’s the big deal? They are perhaps unknowingly revealing their ignorance of the difficulty — sometimes impossibility — of obtaining it faced by those without adequate means. Meet an organization that is helping them and a 54-year-old man who just voted for the first time.
Defying state officials, who are resisting all efforts to instill accountability into Georgia’s elections, one county — on its own — has decided to conduct a two-part audit of the midterms.
A state lawyer reveals that not all counties report the ballots they reject to the state — misleading the public and making it nearly impossible to know the real scope of the problem.
WhoWhatWhy attended recent campaign events for Georgia gubernatorial candidates Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams. Talk about two different worldviews — and worlds!
For Georgians it may seem like there’s no great option for voting. But apathy and not voting only plays into the suppressors’ hands. Though things may look bad, citizen awareness is rising, and we hope that you’ll participate in this fragile enterprise we call democracy.
Beatrice Williams understands well the dark history of voter suppression in Georgia — her own family experienced it. And she understands the importance of the upcoming election — that’s why she’s doing everything she can to help others vote.