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Arizona Vote Review ‘Made Up the Numbers,’ Election Experts Say

An analysis found that a hand recount of votes by Republican investigators missed thousands of ballots, and possibly many more. By Michael Wines and Nick CorasanitiOct. 1, 2021 The circuslike review of the 2020 vote commissioned by Arizona Republicans took another wild turn on Friday when veteran election experts charged that the very foundation of its findings — the […]

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The I.R.S. Can Register Voters as Well as the D.M.V., and Maybe Better

By Jeremy Bearer-Friend and Vanessa Williamson The authors are experts on tax history and tax law. Income tax forms are notoriously complicated, but there is one simple question that is missing: “Would you like to register to vote in your home state?” With over 150 million American households filing federal income tax returns each year, our annual ritual of tax […]

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G.O.P Election Reviews Creates a New Kind of Security Threat

By Nick Corasaniti Sept. 1, 2021 Late one night in May, after surveillance cameras had inexplicably been turned off, three people entered the secure area of a warehouse in Mesa County, Colo., where crucial election equipment was stored. They copied hard drives and election-management software from voting machines, the authorities said, and then fled.The identity of […]

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Court rules North Carolina must allow former felons to vote

By Paulina VillegasYesterday at 12:20 a.m. EDT299 North Carolina judges ordered the restoration of voting rights for thousands of people with a felony conviction in what advocates call the largest expansion of voting rights in decades in the state. Under state law, individuals are prohibited from voting until they are fully discharged from probation, parole or a […]

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The Cybersecurity 202: Election officials are pushing back against partisan audits launched by Trump allies

By: Joseph Marks Anchor of The Cybersecurity 202 newsletter Today at 7:28 a.m. EDT44 with Aaron Schaffer The battle lines are hardening between the vast majority of election officials who’ve spent months validating and defending the results of the 2020 election and former president Donald Trump’s supporters, who are still challenging those results without evidence and […]

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The Big Money Behind the Big Lie

Bill Gates, a Republican official in Arizona, is appalled by his party’s “national effort to delegitimize the election system.”Photograph by Stephen Ross Goldstein for The New Yorker Donald Trump’s attacks on democracy are being promoted by rich and powerful conservative groups that are determined to win at all costs. By Jane Mayer August 2, 2021 It […]

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Arizona’s GOP-backed ballot review has raised more than $5.7 million in private donations, organizers say

By: Rosalind S. Helderman A private contractor conducting a Republican-commissioned review of 2020 presidential ballots in Arizona’s largest county announced late Wednesday that it has collected more than $5.7 million in private donations to fund the process. The controversial ballot review, which included a hand recount of Maricopa County’s nearly 2.1 million ballots and a review of […]

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Texas GOP lawmakers want 2020 election audit — but only in big counties that mostly went for Biden

AUSTIN — Support is growing among Texas Republicans for a push to audit the results of the 2020 election in a state that former President Donald Trump won handily. But the proposal, introduced in the House earlier this month, would only re-examine votes in Texas’s largest counties, most of which went for President Biden. The legislation, […]

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Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off

Making voting convenient doesn’t necessarily translate into more votes, research shows. From The New York Times: There’s nothing unusual about exaggeration in politics. But when it comes to the debate over voting rights, something more than exaggeration is going on. There’s a real — and bipartisan — misunderstanding about whether making it easier or harder […]

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