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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.

Senators at last, today’s swearing-in caps Georgia’s 2020 election season

Georgia's extended 2020 election is set to finally deliver the will of the state’s voters Wednesday as a new vice president conducts a swearing-in...

Georgia election officials again defend result against presidential do-over

The fallout of President Donald Trump's released recording with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger continued Monday with calls for investigations and tensions flaring...

Statewide absentee ballot signature audit to ‘restore faith’ gets UGA assist

A University of Georgia research team will conduct a statewide voter signature match audit as claims of voting irregularities in the Nov. 3 election...

State election officials launch absentee ballot signature audit

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Monday that investigators will audit voter signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in Cobb County in the latest...

Georgia Democrats formally cast 16 electoral votes for Joe Biden

Georgia’s Democratic electors hailed it as history in the making Monday when they awarded President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the state's...

State lawmakers push changes after absentee ballots key in 2020 election

Georgia's state Senate Republicans conceded Tuesday they don't have the votes to call for a special legislative session or the authority to overturn the...

Texas U.S. Supreme Court suit latest attempt to hand Trump win

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Georgia and three other states in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to invalidate the Nov. 3 election results...

With Biden’s Georgia win certified, few paths for Trump to overturn...

The options appear to be shrinking fast for President Donald Trump and his allies attempting to overturn Georgia's election results after becoming the first...

Georgia’s top election official says Biden wins state’s latest recount

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the third counting of ballots in Georgia’s presidential race, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory once again over President...

Georgia’s midnight recount deadline passes with Fulton results still out

Georgia's historic presidential recount is said to be close to wrapping up Friday, with only several thousand votes remaining to be counted before apparently...
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