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True the Vote leaders Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht testify at a May 31, 2022, informal hearing in the Arizona Senate discussing alleged evidence of election fraud in Arizona.

Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, two leaders of True the Vote, have been held in contempt of court for refusing to release the name of a person of interest in the defamation and computer hacking case against them, who they claim, without proof, is a confidential FBI informant. Read more»

Hand-counted paper ballots erases the people who — because of physical disabilities, intellectual differences, or a host of other challenges ­— find it difficult or impossible to cast a paper ballot by hand.

People across the country are insisting counties stop using voting machines and tabulators, instead casting and counting all ballots by hand - but in pushing this, it’s clear proponents simply do not see the existence of disabled voters or their need for dignity in the voting process. Read more»

Staff at the Pima County Elections Department prepare ballots for counting on Oct. 17, 2020 after they were processed by the County Recorder’s Office for the Nov. 2020 election.

Everyone wants elections to be fast, accurate, and cheap, but you can't have all three. Pick two of those. You can’t have three. But some candidates - such as Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake - haven’t gotten the message. Read more»

The floor of Veterans Memorial Coliseum during the Arizona Senate’s 'audit' of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County.

Less than 25% of the American public said they trusted the government as of last year, but election officials can work with the media to get ahead of misinformation, and to make themselves a source the public trusts. Read more»

Ariz. Gov. Doug Ducey answers questions during a press conference in Tucson after his State of the State address.

Though the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 Arizona’s requirement of proof of citizenship for people registering to vote in state elections was not permissible in federal elections, Republican state officials have tried again, hoping for different results. Read more»

Kris Kobach in 2014.

President Trump’s voter fraud commission came under fire earlier this month when a lawsuit and media reports revealed that the commissioners were using private emails to conduct public business. Commission co-chair Kris Kobach confirmed this week that most of them continue to do so. Experts say the commission’s email practices do not appear to comport with federal law. Read more»

An Arizona voter registers in 2016.

The commission said states’ voter rolls will be run against federal databases to find potential fraudulent registrations — a move experts say will result in thousands of errors and could distort fraud. Read more»

A commission created by President Trump to enhance confidence in America’s elections has asked all 50 states for copies of their voter records which often include names, addresses and ages. The commission has said it intends to make the information widely available. Read more»

The Electionland newsroom, hosted at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Election Day.

We had more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day. If millions of people voted illegally, we would have seen some sign of it. Read more»