Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes After a tone-deaf video from Georgia’s Secretary of State, originally released in 2016, was ridiculed online, it was suddenly removed this week. But don’t worry, we saved a copy before it was pulled. So see for yourself whether the outrage is deserved.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Georgia voters, some of them spurred by WhoWhatWhy’s reporting on the high rejection rate of absentee ballots, braved long lines to cast their votes as election officials were surprised by heavy early turnouts.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Just days after WhoWhatWhy exclusively revealed that one county in Georgia is rejecting absentee ballots at a stunning rate, a lawsuit has been filed to make sure that ballots across the state are counted — or that voters are notified immediately if there is a legitimate problem.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Shocking video shows voting machines sitting in an unlocked room in a public place in Georgia’s Fulton County the day before early voting started.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Amid growing public awareness of electronic voting machine vulnerabilities, Georgia’s largest county is concerned about the optics of using dial-up modems to transmit vote results.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A federal judge agrees with a tiny nonprofit that electronic voting is a violation of constitutional rights.
Reading Time: 9 minutes A WhoWhatWhy investigation shows that a huge percentage of absentee ballots in a majority-minority county are getting rejected — and that at least some voters seem to be kept in the dark about it.
Reading Time: 6 minutes “Exact match” voter registration is a law enacted by the Republican-controlled Georgia state legislature; it carries on the infamous history of suppressing the African American vote in the Peach State.