Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas is a fellow on the Elections Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He served in the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office for 40 years, 36 as director of elections. He served previously at the Federal Election Commission.

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Arizona audit ignores federal law on election records

By: - May 6, 2021

Arizona’s faux audit of 2020 ballots fails to comply with the federal election records retention law, further undermining the integrity of the exercise with the possibility of illegality. This law, which has been on the books since May 4, 1960, requires election officials to “retain and preserve for a period of 22 months” all election […]