Catharina Felke

Reporter

Fewer Rejected Ballots Seemed to Be a Win for Voter Access. Trump and Others Disagree.
New mail ballot rules, extensive publicity over how to vote correctly by mail and broadened opportunities to fix minor errors on a ballot before it was discarded worked to limit wide-scale absentee ballot rejections.
December 28, 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
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
2020 Election Could Hinge on Whose Votes Don’t Count
More than 1 million people will likely lose their vote on Nov. 3. That’s the best case.
October 8, 2020
These Are the Clerks Who Carried Wisconsin Through its April Pandemic Election. Here Are Their Fears About November.
Many clerks, in charge of running elections across Wisconsin, said they are worried the upcoming November election will be a repeat of the state’s messy April primary, when thousands of absentee ballots went missing or reached voters late.
July 24, 2020
As Trump And Biden Battle, Election Officials Are Running Out of Time, Money For November
Sixteen weeks before a presidential election, hundreds of cash-strapped elections supervisors across the U.S. are waiting to see how much state and federal money will be coming their way.
July 14, 2020
"They Should Have Done Something": Broad Failures Fueled Wisconsin Ballot Crisis, Investigation Shows
Inadequate computer systems, overwhelmed clerks and misleading ballot information hampered Wisconsin’s historic — and historically troubling — spring election.
April 21, 2020