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Poll Watchers

Trump’s Call For A Flood Of Poll Watchers Could Disrupt Some Voting Places

ProPublica | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

This story was originally published by ProPublica. It was co-published with Mother Jones. Donald Trump’s campaign website implores voters to “Help...

The Secret Diary of a Trump Poll Watcher

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

"You've got to get every one of your friends. You've got to get every one of your family. You've got to get everybody to go out and watch. And go out ...

Joshua Hersh

Philly Poll Watcher: New Black Panther Was 'Pleasant' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New Black Panther Party member who stood in front of a single Philadelphia polling station on Election Day, and drew a disproportion...

Kristen Taylor

Voting Problems In Ohio, Texas, According To Election Protection Volunteers | Kristen Taylor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

The Election Protection Coalition serves as a nonpartisan voter protection organization, with trained volunteers answering questions and recording rep...

Reporters Beware: Election Observer Myths Are Easy to Spread, But Still False

J.P. Freire | Posted 01.05.2013 | Media
J.P. Freire

Are you a reporter covering polling places? If so, you've probably already familiarized yourself with the rules of polling places. But what you may not know could make you look foolish. Here are a few myths you should avoid repeating.

Dan Froomkin

New Evidence Shows Poll Watching Efforts Target Minority Precincts | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Poll watchers from groups ostensibly targeting voter fraud are headed primarily to minority voting precincts on Election Day, lending support to the a...