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Electionland

Monitoring Access to the Vote in Real Time

There is no act more central to a democracy than voting. Electionland is a project that is covering access to the ballot and problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2018 elections.

When Sarah Sanders and the ACLU Teamed Up for Voting Rights

Although the Trump administration wants to restrict access to the ballot box, its chief spokesperson once sued to overturn a ban on student voting.

Election 2016 Gets a Report Card

A report out today by the MIT Election Lab finds signs of progress and evidence of protest.

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Election Commission Documents Cast Doubt on Trump’s Claims of Voter Fraud

Thousands of pages of internal records are likely to bolster critics of the short-lived Trump administration commission.

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How Voting Laws Have Changed Since 2016

See the new legislation and legal cases in your state that have the potential to change how you vote this November.

How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed

From a new Supreme Court ruling to a census question about citizenship, the campaign against illegal registration is thriving. But when the top proponent was challenged in a Kansas courtroom to prove that such fraud is rampant, the claims went up in smoke.

Covering the Midterms With Electionland 2018

We’re relaunching the Electionland project, which will cover voting in the upcoming congressional elections.

Electionland 2018

There is no act more central to a democracy than voting. Electionland is a project that is covering access to the ballot and problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2018 elections.

ProPublica Is Seeking Fellows for Its Electionland Project

We are looking for data and reporting fellows to join one of America’s most innovative and fun investigative newsrooms to work on covering the 2018 election.

Electionland: The Inside Story

A case study about our Electionland project was published today.

N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

Pat McCrory alleges improper counting, dead people and felons swung the election for Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper won by fewer than 10,000 votes.

There’s No Evidence Our Election Was Rigged

We had more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day. If millions of people voted illegally, we would have seen some sign of it.

That Time I Was Investigated for Voter Fraud

If you think voter fraud is an unprosecuted crime, tell that to the Maryland investigators who knocked on my front door in 2014.

Stand Up and Be Counted — Maybe

Provisional ballots, meant to ensure every voter gets access to the ballot, are often tossed out.

Voting Has Started, and Electionland Is on the Case

Much of the country will vote before Election Day. Starting this week, our Electionland project has begun looking for problems that prevent people from voting.

Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?

One-third of voters took advantage of early voting options in 2012. But does so-called convenience voting increase turnout overall and minority turnout in particular?

Monitoring the Vote With Electionland

Today we’re announcing a new project, aimed at monitoring the vote in real-time, nationwide. And you’re invited to join.

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