Republicans and Democrats alike who work to ensure free and fair elections have been facing increased threats and harassment. If you have been targeted, NPR wants to hear from you.
Elections workers will hand count randomly selected batches of ballots to verify the outcome — but not exact margin — of the 2022 midterms.
Law enforcement officials are warning of potential attacks against election officials, political candidates, religious minorities and others.
“It is wrong to suggest that there is a correlation between voter turnout and voter suppression because suppression is about barriers,” Abrams said. “If those barriers are not completely successful, the credit does not go to those who erected the barriers. The credit goes to those voters who found a way to navigate, overwhelm and overcome those barriers.”
The eligibility of tens of thousands of Georgia voters is being challenged ahead of the midterm election on Nov. 8, with Cobb County and Chatham County election boards the latest to reject attempts to remove people from the registrar’s rolls.
The Sustaining Our Democracy Act would give $20 billion in federal funding over the next decade to election administration at the state and local level.
Hundreds of local officials, including many new faces, received training, networking and advice during a conference in Athens.
Monday on Political Rewind: As the deadline for bills to pass at least one chamber in the General Assembly looms, legislation aimed at suspending the state's gas tax, mental health reform and "constitutional carry" move forward. Plus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals new info on U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker's businesses. Finally, we talk of the death of respected Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The countdown to Crossover Day looms in the legislature, where House Republicans have introduced a sweeping bill they say will combat election fraud. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp officially qualifies for the race for governor as Stacey Abrams kicks her campaign into high gear.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is asking state law enforcement agencies to post officers at polling places, early voting locations and county election offices where absentee ballots are being handled.
Eight federal lawsuits challenging Georgia’s voting law remain alive after a judge rejected motions to dismiss them Thursday.
Kim Wyman vigorously pushed back against President Trump's unfounded claims of voter fraud and is widely seen as a mail-in ballot and security expert. She'll start her new role on Nov. 19.
Bradley Tusk, a venture capitalist and former political operative, announced a new $10 million grant for internet voting development on Thursday.
Cyber experts told the Department of Homeland Security in July that voter registration systems in California and Florida could be vulnerable to a hack, a closely-held report obtained by NPR reveals.
On this edition of Political Rewind, two major policy proposals are taking shape at the legislature right now. A Senate committee has voted to give Gov....