A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction

Across the country, Republicans aligned with former President Donald Trump have directed ire at electronic voting machines

By: - September 27, 2022 4:00 am
Georgia election workers hand count ballots

Gwinnett County election workers handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election at the Beauty P. Baldwin Voter Registrations and Elections Building on November 16, 2020, in Lawrenceville, Georgia.(Megan Varner/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Idaho Capital Sun's parent nonprofit, in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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