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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
Biden’s Stutter: How a Childhood Battle Shaped His Approach to Life & Politics
“So much of who he is comes back to that,” journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas says of Biden's stutter in "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden."
September 22, 2020
Trump the 'Bully': How Childhood & Military School Shaped the Future President
“Donald Trump yelled at his classmates. He pushed them around. … He ruled dormitory life with an iron fist,” Trump biographer Marc Fisher says in "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden."
September 22, 2020
Making "The Choice"
Before America votes, what can Biden and Trump’s responses to past crises — both personal and political — tell us about how they might lead the United States through a time of national turbulence? 
September 22, 2020