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Holding Political Actors Accountable

373 stories published since 2016

With All Eyes on Wisconsin, Partisan Gridlock at State Elections Commission Frustrates Voters and Local Officials

Could Trump’s Success With Cuban American Voters Help Tip Florida His Way?

Cómo detectar (y combatir) la desinformación electoral

How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

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

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

Cómo votar durante una pandemia

How to Vote During a Pandemic

Veterans Affairs Secretary Headlines GOP Fundraiser as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Inside the Fall of the CDC

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

Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next.

Four Types of Scandals Utility Companies Get Into With Money From Your Electric Bills

Guía de ProPublica para asegurar que su voto cuente durante la pandemia

Inside the Utility Company Lobbying Blitz That Will Hike Electric Bills

Your Guide to Voting in Illinois

DOJ Frees Federal Prosecutors to Take Steps That Could Interfere With Elections, Weakening Long-standing Policy

In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote

Electionland 2020: North Carolina Mail Voting, In-Person Voting Starts, Naked Ballots and More

Gov. Jim Justice’s Companies Have Now Reached $140 Million in Lawsuit Settlements and Judgments Over Unpaid Bills

When Is a Meeting Not a Meeting and a Lawmaker Not a Lawmaker? When It’s Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago.

In North Carolina, Black Voters’ Mail-In Ballots Much More Likely to Be Rejected Than Those From Any Other Race

Trump’s Vaccine Czar Refuses to Give Up Stock in Drug Company Involved in His Government Role

ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts

The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time

Rick Perry’s Ukrainian Dream

As Trump Calls for Law and Order, Can Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Beat the Charge That She’s Soft on Crime?

Alaska’s Attorney General Resigns Hours After We Published “Uncomfortable” Texts He Sent to a Younger Colleague

What the Post Office Needs to Survive a Pandemic Election

Kamala Harris Reading Guide: The Best Reporting on the Vice Presidential Candidate

This Billionaire Governor Keeps Firing Top Officials When He Has a Crisis

How Hotel Chains Got a Slice of Government Aid for Small Businesses

Justice Department Is Scrutinizing Takeover of Credit Karma by Intuit, Maker of TurboTax

Bill Barr Has Done This Before

The Disinfomercial: How Larry King Got Duped Into Starring in Chinese Propaganda

How Voter-Fraud Hysteria and Partisan Bickering Ate American Election Oversight

Inside One Huge Company’s (Mostly) Successful Campaign to Escape Trump’s Tariffs

The Cuomo Administration Hasn’t Said Which Nursing Homes Were Infected With COVID-19 After Its Order Sent Positive Patients Into Them

Andrew Cuomo’s Report on Controversial Nursing Home Policy for COVID Patients Prompts More Controversy

Three Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s Decisions on Trump’s Tax and Financial Documents

Electionland 2020: NJ Primary, CDC Election Guidance, Fall Voting Plans and More

Companies Owned by This Billionaire Governor Received up to $24 Million in Bailout Loans

Why Do People Want to See Donald Trump’s Tax Returns?

An Employee at a Private Sports Club Owned by This Billionaire Governor Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Has the IRS Hit Bottom?

One of America’s Wealthiest States Might Pass Up an Opportunity to Tackle Housing Segregation

The Indian Health Service Wants to Return 1 Million KN95 Masks It Bought From a Former White House Official

Oyster, Air Fryer and Bicycle Companies Say Their Goods Are Essential to Fighting Coronavirus So They Can Get Tariff Relief

Stop Seizing Paychecks, Senators Write to Capital One and Other Debt Collectors

The Governor Urged Businesses to Reopen Safely, but a Restaurant at His Luxury Resort Didn’t, Complaints Say