election-security

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A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Yes, there were Election Day problems in Luzerne Co. No, that’s not a sign of fraud | Opinion

BY: - November 22, 2022

In the future, Luzerne County Council needs to fully fund the Bureau of Elections in the county budget.

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There’s more than just machines behind America’s election system | Opinion

BY: - November 9, 2022

By Amel Ahmed When people think about making elections secure, they often think about voting machines, cybersecurity and mechanical threats. They don’t think about people. Since 2016, when there was evidence of computer hacking that did not affect the election’s results, the federal government has taken significant steps to secure elections, such as declaring election […]

‘Eyes of the nation are on the Keystone State tonight,’ Chapman says

BY: - November 8, 2022

Just 11 counties have responded to Chapman’s Saturday request that all 67 counties provide a party-by-party count of mail-in ballots with incorrect or missing dates. 

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Former President Donald Trump, shown here in a 2016 file photo, is still claiming the 2020 election was "rigged." (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

We have to raise our expectations for election losers | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - November 8, 2022

That job is to accept the election results once the votes are counted, encourage their supporters to do the same, and then step aside.

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From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

Why we need to say no to vigilantism after Election Day too

BY: - November 7, 2022

Pennsylvanians deserve to have every vote calmly counted.

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A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

On Tuesday, don’t forget to thank the election workers who make democracy possible | Opinion

BY: - November 7, 2022

Be patient. We’ll have results. It will just take a while.

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You need to be prepared so you can vote on Election Day. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Here’s what to do if your vote is challenged on Election Day | Analysis

BY: - November 4, 2022

The best way to ensure that your vote is counted is to advocate for yourself.

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A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Be patient during Election Week and help save democracy | Al Schmidt

BY: - November 4, 2022

Our system of elections is far from perfect, but it’s not deeply flawed or vulnerable either.

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State laws dictate how far away campaign signs and workers need to be from polling places. AP Photo/Eric Gay

Vigilantes at the polls were a threat in the 19th century, too | Opinion

BY: - November 2, 2022

Here's why the laws put in place to protect voters back then may not work in 2022.

The Whitehall Township Municipal Building, shown on May 9, was one of five locations for ballot drop-off boxes in Lehigh County (Photo by Donna Fisher/Armchair Lehigh Valley).

Election deniers already are disrupting the midterm election | Analysis

BY: - October 31, 2022

Conspiracists are monitoring ballot drop boxes and filming voters.

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This is why we won’t have results on Election Night | Leigh M. Chapman

BY: - October 30, 2022

It takes time to count more than 1.3 million mail ballots. That doesn't mean anything nefarious is happening.