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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 state 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
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
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
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Whose Vote Counts
As America chooses its next president in the midst of a historic pandemic, FRONTLINE investigates whose vote counts — and whose might not.
October 20, 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
In First Debate, President Trump Again Declines to Unequivocally Condemn White Supremacist Groups
His avoidance of doing so on the presidential debate stage echoed his response to the deadly Charlottesville rally.
September 30, 2020
4 FRONTLINE Documentaries to Watch on Tonight’s Presidential Debate Topics
From the coronavirus to the Supreme Court, watch these FRONTLINE documentaries for context on four key subjects that are slated for discussion in the presidential debate.
September 29, 2020
The FRONTLINE Dispatch presents: The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
In this special audio presentation, FRONTLINE shares a podcast version of The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a new documentary interweaving investigative biographies of the two main-party presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, with a focus on how they have responded in moments of political and personal crisis.
September 23, 2020
Behind ‘The Choice’: How We Filmed 47 Interviews in a Pandemic
FRONTLINE shares a behind-the-scenes look at how filmmakers conducted 47 remote interviews for "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden" against the backdrop of COVID-19.
September 22, 2020
TONIGHT: "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden"
In the run-up to every presidential election since 1988, we have presented "The Choice," a documentary featuring interwoven biographies of the two major-party candidates. Each election cycle, the candidates have had their own unique themes. This year, there is no question: The theme is crisis.
September 22, 2020