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Why Bush v. Gore Still Matters in 2020

Protesters outside the Supreme Court on the eve of the Bush v. Gore decision in December 2000. (David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court decision that handed the 2000 election to George W. Bush is widely believed not to be a precedent, yet it’s been cited in hundreds of federal and state cases since. It could play a role in this year’s election, too.

How to “Follow the Money” in an Election

A woman walks past campaign signs in Miami on Oct. 19. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images)

You don’t have to be a journalist or investigator to see who is funding who when it comes to U.S. politics, especially during an election year. Here are some ways to see what’s at play in the national and local races that matter to you.

Cómo seguir la pista del dinero en una elección

Una mujer pasa junto a carteles de campaña en Miami el 19 de octubre. (Eva Marie Uzcategui / AFP a través de Getty Images)

No hay que ser periodista o investigador para averiguar quién financia a quién cuando se trata de la política estadounidense, especialmente durante un año electoral. Conozca algunas maneras de ver lo que está en juego en las elecciones nacionales y locales que le interesan.

How to Follow a Local Political Race

A man walks to cast his ballot at an early voting center in Washington, D.C. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

While the presidential race has a tendency to hog the spotlight, there’s plenty more at stake every election year. Here’s help with understanding local races, and how to learn more about the candidates on your local ballot.

Cómo seguir una contienda política local

Un hombre se encamina a emitir su voto en un centro de votación anticipada en Washington, D.C. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Aunque la elección presidencial tiende a acaparar la atención, hay mucho más en juego cada año electoral. Aquí le ayudamos a entender las contiendas locales, y cómo saber más acerca de los candidatos en su boleta local.

Who Is My Member of Congress? How to Find Out What Your Elected Officials Have Been Up To.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in January. (Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Whether you’re voting on a senator or a house representative in 2020, here are some ways to see what your elected officials have been up to — as well as some background on how the whole lawmaking works (and what it looks like when it doesn’t).

¿Quién es mi representante en el Congreso? Cómo averiguar lo que sus funcionarios electos han estado haciendo

El líder de la mayoría del Senado, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., y la presidenta de la Cámara Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., en enero. (Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Ya sea que vaya a votar por un senador o por un legislador de la Cámara de Representantes en 2020, aquí tiene algunas formas de ver lo que han estado haciendo sus funcionarios electos, así como algunos antecedentes sobre cómo funciona todo el proceso legislativo (y cómo luce cuando no funciona).

Jeering Sign-Wavers. Caravans Of Honking Trucks. Voter Intimidation Or Free Speech?

Qué hacer si cambia de opinión y decide votar en persona y no por correo

Ilustración fotográfica: Lisa Larson-Walker/ProPublica. Fuente de la imagen: Wang Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images

Tal vez solicitó una boleta de votación por correo, pero cambió de opinión y ahora quiere ir personalmente a las urnas. A continuación, explicamos lo que se puede hacer en cada estado si ha cambiado de parecer sobre cómo desea emitir su voto.

What to Do if You Change Your Mind About Voting by Mail

A mail in ballot adjacent to a woman voting in person wearing a surgical mask.
Photo illustration: Lisa Larson-Walker/ProPublica. Source Image: Wang Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images

Maybe you requested a mail ballot but changed your mind and want to vote in person. This is what you can do in every state if you’ve reconsidered how you want to cast your vote.

Cómo detectar (y combatir) la desinformación electoral

Una urna electoral en Filadelfia, Pensilvania el 17 de octubre. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

La información errónea o desinformación, especialmente en internet, siguen jugando un papel muy importante en las elecciones de 2020. Conozca más acerca de los tipos de información falsa que es probable que encuentre este año y cómo puede ayudar a combatirla.

How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

A ballot drop box in Philadelphia on Oct. 17. Misinformation online focusing on polling locations is a huge concern in the 2020 election, experts say. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Misinformation and disinformation, especially online, continue to play a huge role in the 2020 election. Learn more about the types of false information you’re likely to come across this year — and how you can help fight it.

Una guía para la votación en persona vs. la votación por correo

Electores emiten su voto en un centro de votación adelantada en North Charleston, Carolina del Sur, el 16 de octubre. (Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images)

En 2020, el proceso de votación de cada estado ha cambiado en respuesta al coronavirus. Independientemente de si planea votar en persona o por correo, hay muchas cosas a tener en cuenta. A continuación, detallamos algunas de las más importantes.

A Guide to In-Person Voting vs. Mail-In Voting

Voters cast their ballots at an early voting site in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Oct. 16. (Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images)

In 2020, every state’s voting process has changed in response to the coronavirus. Regardless of whether you plan to vote in person or by mail, there are many things to consider. Here are some of the most important.

Cómo votar durante una pandemia

Trabajadores electorales instalan cabinas de votación en un centro de votación adelantada en Orlando, Florida, el 15 de octubre. (Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Desde el coronavirus hasta la votación por correo, la elección de 2020 se perfila como aún más confusa que las anteriores, lo cual no es poca cosa. A continuación, explicamos qué rayos está pasando este año y lo que puede hacer para participar en nuestra democracia.

How to Vote During a Pandemic

Election workers set up voting booths at an early voting site in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 15. (Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

From coronavirus to vote-by-mail, the 2020 election is shaping up to be even more confusing than most, which is saying something. Here’s how to figure out what the heck is going on this year and what you can do to participate in our democracy.

Shouting Matches, Partisan Rallies, Guns At Polling Places: Tensions High At Early-Voting Sites

With DMVs Closed And Backlogged, People Who Want to Vote Are Struggling Even To Register

Millions of Mail-In Votes Have Already Been Cast in Battleground States. Track Their Progress Here.

Duarte Carrilho da Graça/The Guardian

ProPublica and The Guardian are tracking mail-in votes in battleground states — how many have been requested, how many have been returned and how many have been rejected.

Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail.

Shoshana Gordon/ProPublica; source images: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Postal Service and Wikimedia Commons

More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery. The Postal Service doesn’t test employees or check their temperatures, and its contact tracing is erratic.

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ProPublica’s Electionland project covers problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections. Our coalition of newsrooms around the country are investigating issues related to voter registration, pandemic-related changes to voting, the shift to vote-by-mail, cybersecurity, voter education, misinformation, and more.

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