Jessica Huseman, ProPublica

Jessica Huseman

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  • Rolling Stone
  • Truthout
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Pacific Standard
  • The Kansas City Star
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  • Columbia Journalism Review
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  • PBS
  • KTOO
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Recent articles by Jessica:

Trump Campaign Officials Started Pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State Long Before the Election —

The Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, rejected repeated demands to endorse Trump. As the official overseeing the voting, he believed he should remain neutral. → Read More

No Democrats Allowed: A Conservative Lawyer Holds Secret Voter Fraud Meetings With State Election Officials

Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, whose work about voting fraud has been discredited, has been conducting private meetings for Republicans only → Read More

Reporting Recipe: How to Report on Voting by Mail —

Many states are expanding mail-in voting this year. Here’s how local reporters can cover this issue while educating voters. → Read More

The People Who Help Run Our Elections Are Regularly Receiving Death Threats

The election administrators who operate the machinery of democracy are taking heat from all sides. → Read More

What the Post Office Needs to Survive a Pandemic Election —

Fueled by the president’s unfounded claims about rampant voter fraud, and reports of equipment being removed, the plight of the United States Postal Service has captured America’s attention. Will it collapse? Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

The Iowa Caucuses App Had Another Problem: It Could Have Been Hacked —

While there is no evidence hackers intercepted or tampered with the results, a security firm consulted by ProPublica found that the app lacks key safeguards. → Read More

New York City’s Early Voting Plan Will Favor White, Affluent Voters

Advocacy groups warn that the plan will impose a severe burden on many of the city's low-income voters. → Read More

New York City’s Early Voting Plan Will Favor White, Affluent Voters, Advocacy Groups Say —

In a letter, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause New York and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said the plan “will impose a severe burden on many of the City’s low-income voters.” → Read More

18 Voting Officials Take Civil Rights Tour

A trip to Selma, Alabama, drew a number of officials from states with controversial voting requirements. → Read More

Kentucky’s Secretary of State Turns Up Heat in Fight With Elections Board —

Alison Lundergan Grimes removed the State Board of Elections’ executive director, a longtime critic of her actions, from a national committee on improving the country’s voting systems. → Read More

‘It’s too much control.’ Grimes’ power over Kentucky elections board sparks backlash.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes expanded her sway over the state’s election process with audacity, a willingness to fight — and a board that didn’t appear to pay close attention. The conflict isn’t over. → Read More

Missouri Changed Voter ID Requirements, Citing Confusion. Yet on Election Day, There Was Confusion. —

Many reported that they were told they didn’t have valid photo identification, and the situation was a result of a court ruling that allowed Missourians to cast ballots with a range of forms of ID. → Read More

Oops, We Forgot to Plug In the Voting Machine —

A few problems are emerging early on Election Day, but one expert said voters “should exhaust all remedies before agreeing to leave.” → Read More

How the Election Assistance Commission Came Not to Care So Much About Election Security —

Safeguarding voting systems was the top priority of local officials across the country. Some of them say the federal agency specifically charged with helping them was missing in action. → Read More

Georgia Officials Quietly Patched Security Holes They Said Didn’t Exist —

A ProPublica analysis found that the state was busily fixing problems in its voter registration hours after the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, had insisted the system was secure. → Read More

An Influx of New Voters Around Austin Inundates Texas' Outdated Registration System

Travis County received around 35,000 written registrations on the final day to submit them, meaning that they now need to be sorted by hand before early voting begins next week. → Read More

Election Experts: We Need You —

If you’re an expert in election administration or election law, and you’re interested in helping us cover voting during the 2018 midterms, here’s how. → Read More

The Overlooked Weak Link in Election Security —

While attention has focused on the potential to penetrate voting machines, a ProPublica survey found that more than one-third of counties overseeing toss-up congressional elections have email systems that could be vulnerable to hacking. → Read More

Internal Documents Reveal the Flawed Nature of Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

Thousands of recently released documents make clear that the commission's work was driven by a small number of members who were convinced—without evidence—that voter fraud was widespread. → Read More

Our Rebuttal to Kris Kobach’s Critique —

Press representatives for the Kansas gubernatorial candidate have disseminated charges that a ProPublica article about Kobach’s campaigns for anti-immigration ordinances is inaccurate and biased. We respond. → Read More