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Inside Voting in America

ProPublica is investigating excesses of both major political parties. We are focusing our efforts in three broad areas: who votes, who counts the votes and who is providing legal, intellectual and financial backing for efforts aimed at restricting voting or influencing the election process.

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A Right-Wing Think Tank Claimed to Be a Church. Now, Members of Congress Want to Investigate.

Forty lawmakers are calling on the IRS and the Treasury to investigate after ProPublica reported that the Family Research Council gained protections by claiming it is a church.

The Insurrection

House Committee Issues Subpoena to Top Trump Fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle

Guilfoyle, fiancee of Donald Trump Jr., boasted in text messages that she raised $3 million for the Jan. 6 rally. The demand for legal documents and a deposition is the first for a member of the Trump family’s inner circle.

Former Kentucky Secretary of State Faces Ethics Charges

Alison Lundergan Grimes, a onetime Democratic rising star and subject of a ProPublica series, is accused of using state resources for her political advantage.


112 stories published since 2015

Georgia Promised to Fix How Voter Challenges Are Handled. A New Law Could Make the Problem Worse.

As Elections Loom, Congressional Maps Challenged as Discriminatory Will Remain in Place

Republicans Hatched a Secret Assault on the Voting Rights Act in Washington State

Wisconsin Picks New Legislative Maps That Would End Years of GOP Gerrymandering

“Disenfranchisement and Chaos”: The Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Case on Whether Trump Is Eligible to Run for President

The Failed Promise of Independent Election Mapmaking

Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps Are Bizarre, but Are They Illegal?

¿El plan secreto del partido republicano para proteger los mapas electorales manipulados? Reclamar privilegios legales.

The GOP’s Secret to Protecting Gerrymandered Electoral Maps? Claim Privilege.

Democratic Rep. Clyburn’s Role in Redrawn Congressional Maps Becomes Key in Supreme Court Redistricting Case

Wisconsin’s Republicans Went to Extremes in Gerrymandering. Now They’re Scrambling to Protect That Power.

Close to 100,000 Voter Registrations Were Challenged in Georgia — Almost All by Just Six Right-Wing Activists

How Parents Outraged by Library Books, Diversity Initiatives and Sex Ed Transformed One New Jersey School Board

Voting Maps Throughout the Deep South May Be Redrawn After Surprise Supreme Court Ruling

True the Vote Leadership Accused of Using Donations for Personal Gain

Clyburn’s Role in South Carolina Redistricting May Be Examined as Supreme Court Hears Racial Gerrymandering Case

Churches’ Role in Local Election Prompts Calls for Investigations

How Rep. James Clyburn Protected His District at a Cost to Black Democrats

When GOP Attorneys General Embraced Jan. 6, Corporate Funders Fled. Now They’re Back.

Two Republicans Kicked Off County Election Board in North Carolina for Failing to Certify Results

DeSantis Privately Called for Google to Be “Broken Up”

A Florida-Sized Roadblock for the League of Women Voters

Inside the “Private and Confidential” Conservative Group That Promises to “Crush Liberal Dominance”

Some Election Officials Refused to Certify Results. Few Were Held Accountable.

How an Anti-Abortion Law Firm Teamed Up With a Disgraced Kansas Attorney to Dispute the 2020 Election

Promoters of Election Lies Also Hyped a Hospital for Ukraine. That Never Happened Either.

Conservative Activist Poured Millions Into Groups Seeking to Influence Supreme Court on Elections and Discrimination

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part of Montana’s Far-Reaching Anti-Vax Law

What’s Really at Stake in a Politically Charged Supreme Court Case on Elections

How Tennessee Disenfranchised 21% of Its Black Citizens

They Were Trying to Help Run Elections. Then They Got Criminally Investigated.

How to “Follow the Money” in a Political Campaign

What Fortune 500 Companies Said After Jan. 6 vs. What They Did

How the Biden Administration Caved to Republicans on Fighting Election Disinformation

A County Elections Director Stood Up to Locals Who Believe the Voting System Is Rigged. They Pushed Back Harder.

Churches Are Breaking the Law by Endorsing in Elections, Experts Say. The IRS Looks the Other Way.

Tell Us How Religious Organizations in Your Area Involve Themselves in Elections

That Cardboard Box in Your Home Is Fueling Election Denial

Greg Abbott’s Executive Power Play

How to Follow Your Congressional and Local Elections in 2022

What One Photographer Captured in Wisconsin’s Changing Election Climate

How to Outsmart Election Disinformation

How to Help People Vote in the 2022 Midterm Elections

Election Administrators Are Under Attack. Here’s What That Means for the Upcoming Midterms.

D.C. Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Republican Governors’ Shipping of Immigrants to the Capital

Who Is My Member of Congress? Here’s How to Find Out What Your Reps Have Been Up To.

How Ron DeSantis Blew Up Black-Held Congressional Districts and May Have Broken Florida Law

Election Deniers Failed to Hand Wisconsin to Trump but Have Paved the Way for Future GOP Success

How to Vote in Person or by Mail

How America’s Democracy Is “Ripe to Be Exploited”