election deniers

COMMENTARY

Voters largely reject election deniers as secretaries of state – but the battles will continue

BY: - November 12, 2022

By Thom Reilly, Arizona State University Midterm voters in six states – Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and Vermont – appear to have rejected extremist secretary of state candidates who denied the validity of the 2020 presidential election. Secretaries of state serve key roles as chief election administrators who oversee elections at the state […]

‘Burning the candle at both ends’: Inside one of the nation’s busiest elections offices

BY: - November 1, 2022

PHOENIX — During the first few days that Arizona’s Maricopa County began tabulating early votes, County Recorder Stephen Richer ran between interviews and meetings, responded on Twitter to dozens of voters with questions about the election and held a press conference for reporters. He managed this all while overseeing a staff and volunteers who were verifying voters’ […]

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Their election denier is your election denier

BY: - October 17, 2022

Some states are comparatively isolated from the most damaging influence of democracy haters. California, Washington, Maryland, Delaware, Colorado — they are likely to avoid the misfortune of election deniers in high office in the near future, or they operate with voting laws meant to expand, rather than restrict, voter access. But while such states act […]

How election deniers are campaigning to control voting in four critical states

BY: - August 5, 2022

Mark Finchem, an Arizona state representative who has said he would not have certified the 2020 election, won the Republican primary for secretary of state on Tuesday, making him the latest election denier to move closer to controlling his state’s election system. Across the country, Republicans who say the 2020 election was rigged are vying […]

Bipartisan coalition discuss accountability in the 2022 political cycle, tracking election deniers

BY: - February 5, 2022

For the last year, election officials at every level of government nationwide have felt like it’s “Groundhog Day,” with some people still fixated on the 2020 election and bringing it into current political campaigns. But with the 2022 political cycle underway, a bipartisan coalition of current and former state and local leaders from across the […]