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There is no act more central to a democracy than voting. Electionland is a project that will cover access to the ballot and problems that prevent people from exercising their right to vote during the 2016 election. Read more.

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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.

After Electionland: How it Worked, What We Found and What’s Next

Podcast: Electionland, an unprecedented effort to cover ballot access issues in real time, launched on November 8th. Today we talk with a few of the key players from ProPublica about what it was like reporting from one of the the largest newsrooms in the country on Election Day.

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.

Disenfranchised by Bad Design

There is in fact a widespread problem with ballots in the United States: they’re often horribly designed.

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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