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Battle for the Ballot

The nation faces a historic election Nov. 3 in the throes of a pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 U.S. lives, widespread protests against racism and unprecedented economic devastation. It follows years of voting law changes and challenges as well as a misinformation campaign to undermine confidence in the election. States Newsroom’s collective of independent news outlets collaborated to present a sweeping picture of voter access and barriers to the ballot.

We invite you to read our five-day series from across the network, publishing Oct. 5-9.

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe...

Georgia’s costly U.S. Senate showdowns roil ahead of rally finales

Soon after the Nov. 3 general election it was clear Georgia voters set up two U.S. Senate contests for this week and it seemed...

Josh Hawley vows to contest certification of Joe Biden’s victory

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory when Congress convenes...

Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuits drag on as Electoral College meets Monday

  Update: The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling rejecting the Trump campaign's lawsuit on Monday. Justice Brian Hagedorn sided with the Court's three liberals, Justices...

Wisconsin AG sees racism and ‘untold harm’ to democracy by Republicans...

Republicans — including Wisconsin Elections Commission member Dean Knudson, a former Republican legislator — continue to try and cast doubts on the Wisconsin presidential...

The painful, futile, ridiculous Wisconsin recount Misinformation, maskless observers, poop emojis...

What better way to spend a snowy, slushy Thanksgiving week than gathering during a pandemic with your community to recount ballots in a presidential...

Wisconsin’s divisive presidential recount begins

President Donald Trump’s campaign filed for a partial recount of Wisconsin’s presidential election results on Wednesday, focusing solely on the Democratic strongholds of Dane...

Federal case to throw out votes in Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee...

The three plaintiffs in the case filed in federal court in Green Bay seeking to throw out the votes in Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee...

In Georgia Biden gains lead as Trump faithful question state’s GOP-run...

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pulled slightly ahead of President Donald Trump in Georgia, giving him a slim 1,096-vote edge over the incumbent...

Battleground states count mail ballots, with Biden just shy of votes...

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots...
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