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Past articles by Elise:

Calls intensify to end Wisconsin’s election review amid blunders by ex-judge in charge

Voting-rights advocates, election policy experts and some state and local officials have leveled sharp accusations of incompetence at former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman and said his review – which will cost taxpayers at least $680,000 – is hurting public trust in state elections. → Read More

Trump campaign debunked Dominion conspiracies, internal memo shows, days before backers kept spreading them

Trump campaign researchers debunked various conspiracy theories about Dominion Voting Systems rigging the election for President Biden, new records included in a lawsuit show. → Read More

New Texas voting bill deepens growing disparities in how Americans can cast their ballots

Red and blue states are increasingly moving in opposite directions, with Republicans heeding former president Donald Trump’s calls to tighten voting rules while Democrats move to loosen them. → Read More

In latest bow to Trump, GOP lawmakers in Pennsylvania plan to launch hearings on 2020 vote

The move is part of a “full forensic investigation” of the November election, State Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said this week. → Read More

Arizona poised to enact new election restrictions, strip power from Democratic secretary of state

Democrats and voting rights advocates accused Republicans of crafting policies based on false claims that the 2020 election was tainted by massive fraud. → Read More

Here’s where GOP lawmakers have passed new voting restrictions around the country

The groundswell began early this year with the introduction of 253 bills proposing voting restrictions across 43 states as of Feb. 19, according to the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice. That number rose to at least 389 bills in 48 states as of May 14, the Brennan Center reported Friday. While Texas Democrats on Sunday blocked an effort in their state to pass what would have been one of the… → Read More

Electoral college affirms Biden’s victory on a relatively calm day of a chaotic election

Some Trump supporters pledged to fight on as others acknowledged the election was over. → Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against mail ballots with prejudice in another defeat for Trump

The Republican lawsuit had sought to halt certification of the state’s election results and challenged a 2019 law establishing universal mail voting. → Read More

Here’s how long it could take to certify the vote in key states — and the GOP efforts to upend that process

Vote counts in Georgia, Michigan Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania are still under scrutiny as the Trump campaign has mounted legal challenges to election results in these states. Here are the important deadlines and dates for canvasses and vote certifications. → Read More

Here are the voting lawsuits that could lead to post-election fights over ballots

At least a dozen cases related to voting rules are still pending in key states, including Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota and Nevada. → Read More

When we’ll find out election results: Here’s what we know about swing states, ballot counting and more

The increase in mail and early voting has changed how and when ballots are counted. Arizona, Florida and North Carolina could provide information quickly, experts say, while states including Pennsylvania and Michigan could lag behind. → Read More

Michigan appeals court reinstates Election Day mail-in ballot deadline as early voting surge continues

More than 26 million people had cast ballots nationwide as early voting began Saturday in Massachusetts and Nevada and extended across New Mexico. → Read More

A legal fight over how to fix ballot errors in North Carolina has left thousands of voters in limbo — nearly half people of color

An ongoing battle about what voters need to do to correct problems with mail ballots is poised to determine the fate of thousands of votes in a critical and closely divided state. → Read More

Trump’s health on voters’ minds as they cast early ballots: ‘God is telling Trump that anyone can get this’

Voters in a half-dozen states turned up at polling places or election offices. → Read More

Voting rights advocates sue to block Texas governor’s order limiting counties to one ballot drop-off location

The groups contended that Thursday’s directive burdens voters and “undermines the public’s confidence in the election itself.” → Read More

Courts view GOP fraud claims skeptically as Democrats score key legal victories over mail voting

A review by The Washington Post of nearly 90 state and federal voting lawsuits found that judges have been dubious of Republican arguments about the risk of widespread fraud. → Read More

Federal judge temporarily blocks Postal Service from sending election mailer to more voters in Colorado

Judge William J. Martinez wrote that the mailer “provides false or misleading information about the manner of Colorado’s elections” and “likely interferes with Colorado citizens’ fundamental right to vote.” → Read More

Trump unleashes barrage of tweets in response to Portland violence, says ‘big backlash’ to protests ‘cannot be unexpected’

“The big backlash going on in Portland cannot be unexpected after 95 days of watching and incompetent Mayor admit that he has no idea what he is doing,” Trump tweeted in response to one such video posted by New York Times reporter Mike Baker, who wrote that the Trump supporters “shot me too.” “The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer. The Mayor is a FOOL. Bring in the… → Read More

How to prevent your mail ballot from being rejected

It requires more steps than voting in person — and there are more opportunities for error. → Read More

More than 500,000 mail ballots were rejected in the primaries. That could make the difference in battleground states this fall.

The record use of voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic increased the possibility of voter error or delayed delivery. → Read More