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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.

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...

Could Wisconsin’s 2020 election turn out like Florida’s in 2000?

Hundreds of volunteers around Wisconsin are engaging in election protection work this year, says Jay Heck, executive director of the state chapter of Common...

Judge orders USPS to accelerate ballot delivery in Wisconsin

A U.S. district court judge in Washington ordered the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Friday to speed up the delivery of ballots ahead of...

Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to take Outagamie ballot case, leaving confusion

The conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a petition from the clerks of Outagamie and Calumet counties asking for guidance on how...

Absentee ballot rejections could disproportionately harm people of color, ACLU report...

Wisconsin voters are voting by mail in record numbers this year, many of them people of color in Milwaukee and Dane counties. This shift...

Wisconsin nears absentee request deadline, ballots shouldn’t be mailed

The deadline for registered voters in Wisconsin to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, Oct. 29. Elections officials say that from now until Election...
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