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Vote Counting

The Black Box: Range Voting

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Range voting eliminates spoilers and splitting the vote between two good candidates. It gives voters a chance to show how much they dislike someone, rather than just being silent. For these reasons, Range Voting is superior to Instant Runoff Voting.

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Loses Fight Over Provisional Ballots | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas overruled Secretary of State Kris Kobach's objections Wednesday and will allow a Democratic state lawmaker and well-known Ko...

John Celock

GOP Official Explains Election Night Absence | John Celock | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has ordered a probe into how votes were counted in the state's largest city, while facing questions about how he...

Will Your Vote Be Counted? Ask Election Officials These 4 Questions

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

In an era of increasingly aggressive attempts to suppress voting, there are lots of important questions citizens and journalists should be asking in their communities. One question that's surprisingly easy to answer: How good is your local election board at making sure every vote is actually counted?

Wisconsin Election Official Admits Another Vote Counting Mistake

Waukesha Patch | Joe Petrie and Lisa Sink | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who has been under fire for past election snafus, is at the center of attention again because new procedures in...