Meadows Pressed Justice Dept. to Investigate Election Fraud Claims

Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results.

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Voting Machines in Arizona Recount Should Be Replaced, Election Official Says

The Democratic secretary of state said she had “grave concerns regarding the security and integrity” of the machines that were examined to appease ardent backers of Donald J. Trump.

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Fox News Files to Dismiss Dominion’s Lawsuit Over 2020 Election Coverage

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled company argues that news networks cannot be penalized for presenting a president’s claims about electoral interference, even if they prove false.

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‘We Can’t Indulge These Insane Lies’: Arizona G.O.P. Split on Vote Audit

Top local Republicans are hitting back at Donald J. Trump and fellow party members in the State Senate over a review of Arizona ballots.

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Newsmax Apologizes for False Claims of Vote-Rigging by a Dominion Employee

The right-wing news site said it had found “no evidence” for pro-Trump conspiracy theories about Eric Coomer, who was Dominion’s director of product strategy and security.

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Half a Year After Trump’s Defeat, Arizona Republicans Are Recounting the Vote

An audit of the vote in Arizona’s most populous county was meant to mollify angry Trump voters. But it is being criticized as a partisan exercise more than a fact-finding one.

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Watch out for this misinformation when Congress meets to certify the election.

Here are six false voter fraud claims that may be repeated during Wednesday’s proceedings.

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Trump’s Fraud Claims Died in Court, But the Myth of Stolen Elections Lives On

For years, Republicans have used the specter of cheating as a reason to impose barriers to ballot access. A definitive debunking of claims of wrongdoing in 2020 has not changed that message.

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Georgia Senate Runoff Targeted by Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’

The conservative social media personalities that spread baseless rumors of election fraud are starting to focus on the races that will decide control of the Senate.

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The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media

Voting machine companies threaten “highly dangerous” cases against Fox, Newsmax and OAN, says Floyd Abrams.

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Gabriel Sterling On Georgia’s Elections

Why one Republican election official in Georgia is speaking out against President Trump’s baseless claims of voting fraud.

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We Know How to Run Better Elections. Why Don’t We Do It?

It’s clear what reforms are needed. Some states are even implementing them.

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How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories

Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.

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Trump Team Disavows Lawyer Who Peddled Conspiracy Theories on Voting

President Trump’s campaign issued a striking repudiation of Sidney Powell, who had offered up widely derided conspiracy theories as she tried to aid the president’s baseless challenges to vote counts.

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Election Security Experts Contradict Trump’s Voting Claims

In a public letter, 59 top specialists called the president’s fraud assertions “unsubstantiated” and “technically incoherent.”

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No, Dominion voting machines did not cause widespread voting problems.

Some Republicans said that software from the company caused widespread problems. Evidence shows that it did not.

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How Long Will the Counting Drag On in New York?

While the presidential race in the state was called on election night, more heavily contested races may take a while longer.

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Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

A new C.D.C. report cites lessons learned from Delaware’s primary and suggests that voters could use some instruction in the right way to wear a mask.

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Will Florida, the Recount State, Be Ready for the Election?

Elections supervisors say the hard-earned lessons of the 2000 presidential recount and other messes have taught them well. But the challenges are already apparent.

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How Prepared Are These 7 Battlegrounds for the Election? A Readiness Report

Short on money and under enormous pressure, many swing states are still trying to shore up a democratic process challenged daily by court cases, new laws and surges in the coronavirus.

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This U.S. Election Could Be the Most Secure Yet. Here’s Why.

With early voting underway, states are working to reassure voters that their ballots will be counted as cast. Our video shows how states’ responses to Russian hacking and the coronavirus crisis have helped make the election more secure than ever.

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How Internet-connected voter check-in devices can create election chaos

A polling-place worker holds an "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker during the primary election on June 9, 2020 in Atlanta.

Enlarge / A polling-place worker holds an “I’m a Georgia Voter” sticker during the primary election on June 9, 2020 in Atlanta. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

A federal judge in Georgia has ordered election officials to print paper backups of voter data so that voting can proceed even if the digital system for checking in voters fails. This is a win for plaintiffs who have argued that flaws in Georgia’s electronic-poll-book (EPB) system hampered voting in the June primary and could do so again in November.

Over the last 20 years, a lot of discussion has revolved around the risk that electronic voting machines pose to the security and integrity of elections. But there has been less attention paid to electronic poll books—another digital system that can undermine election integrity if they malfunction.

Pollworkers use EPBs to verify a voter’s eligibility and then check the voter in. Malfunctions in these systems can slow down the voting process so much that some people give up voting altogether. By targeting precincts where most people vote for a particular candidate or party, a hacker could potentially swing a close election just by triggering malfunctions in electronic poll books. And while voting machines are supposed to be kept off the Internet, electronic poll books are often online throughout election day.

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‘It’s 8 P.M. on Election Day.’ Experts Share Their Nightmare Scenarios.

We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.

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Seven Election Day Nightmares

We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.

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Anatomy of an Election ‘Meltdown’ in Georgia

New voting machines and the pandemic exacerbated distrust of the state’s oversight of elections and voter access. What does this mean for November?

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What It’s Been Like to Vote in 2020 So Far

Long lines. Pizza at the polls. Absentee ballots that never showed up. And that’s just the warm-up to November.

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A Winner on Election Day in November? Don’t Count on It

The lack of race results in New York and Kentucky this week is a prelude for the presidential election, as officials strain to deal with a deluge of absentee ballots and a jumble of voting deadlines.

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How Worried Should You Be About the 2020 Election?

Twenty years after Bush v. Gore, a bigger crisis could be coming.

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Georgia Havoc Raises New Doubts on Pricey Voting Machines

Long before this week’s election chaos, experts had warned Georgia about its over $100 million voting system, saying paper ballots were simpler and safer.

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