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U.S. Supreme Court Decision Could Disenfranchise Wisconsin Voters
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to extend the absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin wasn't a surprise to election officials but could disenfranchise thousands of voters in a city with nearly 300,000 absentee ballots outstanding.
October 29, 2020
COVID-19 and the Most Litigated Presidential Election in Recent U.S. History: How the Lawsuits Break Down
A FRONTLINE analysis found that more than 400 election-related cases have been filed in the U.S. this year, making 2020 the most litigated presidential election in recent U.S. history — largely due to concerns involving COVID-19.
October 28, 2020
Trump Stokes Fear in the Suburbs, but Few Low-Income Families Ever Make It There
In an effort to appeal to suburban voters, President Trump has promised to keep low-income housing out of their neighborhoods. But in the 50 years since the Fair Housing Act was passed, families with low incomes have not flooded the suburbs.
October 28, 2020
Cheat Codes: Students Search For Shortcuts as Virtual Schooling Expands
Cheating has always been an issue in schools, but there is little getting in the way for students today. Shared answers have become even more accessible as districts have adopted or expanded their use of popular online learning programs.
October 23, 2020
As Purdue Pharma Agrees to Settle with the DOJ, Revisit Its Role in the Opioid Crisis
The proposed $8.3 billion settlement between Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, and the federal government is the latest in a battle over who is responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis, as covered by FRONTLINE in "Chasing Heroin" and "Opioids, Inc."
October 21, 2020
With Election 2020 Underway, a Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act Languishes
Against the backdrop of a pandemic and a divisive presidential election, legislation to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, following the landmark 2013 Supreme Court 2013 decision Shelby v. Holder, remains locked in Congress.
October 21, 2020
We Investigated 'Whose Vote Counts.' Our Findings Unfold Tonight.
A note from our executive producer about the new documentary 'Whose Vote Counts,' premiering Oct. 20.
October 20, 2020
How Associating Mail-in Ballots with Voter Fraud Became a Political Tool
Unsubstantiated warnings of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election echo a 1980s case involving Black civil rights activists and then-Alabama Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
October 20, 2020
Here's Why Concerns About Absentee Ballot Fraud Are Overhyped
We analyzed a conservative foundation's catalog of absentee ballot fraud and found no credible threat to the 2020 election.
October 20, 2020
How McConnell's Bid to Reshape the Federal Judiciary Extends Beyond the Supreme Court
Just as Sen. Mitch McConnell helped cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for decades to come, judicial experts and journalists who spoke to FRONTLINE credit him with holding open lower federal court vacancies that President Trump then filled with conservative judges at a breakneck pace.
October 16, 2020
Official Says Vaccine Expected in January, Countering Trump
A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021, despite statements from the president that inoculations could begin this month.
October 9, 2020
Projecting Rejected Absentee Ballots in the 2020 General Election: The Methodology
Columbia Journalism Investigations shares the methodology behind its article and interactive graphic looking at whose votes count — and don't — in the lead up to the 2020 election.
October 8, 2020
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