Jessica Huseman/Votebeat

Jessica Huseman/Votebeat

Jessica Huseman is the editorial director for Votebeat. She was previously the lead elections reporter for ProPublica, and helped manage the Electionland project for three federal election cycles, sharing information and tips with hundreds of newsrooms across the United States. She is an award-winning educator, and has taught at Columbia Journalism School, New York University, and wrote a high school investigative journalism curriculum in use by more than 200 high schools. Jessica is a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she graduated with honors.

Activists for hand-counting ballots don’t acknowledge drawbacks

By: - July 25, 2023

Votebeat is a nonprofit news organization reporting on voting access and election administration across the U.S. Despite widespread coverage of the follies of hand-counting ballots, the quest to expand use of the method continues. This year alone, there have been 16 bills in 8 states that would ban the use of tabulators. It’s a really […]

Arizona recount uncovers several ballot-counting errors in Pinal County

By: - December 30, 2022

The final recount results released Thursday in the Arizona attorney general’s race — which shrank to a razor-thin margin of 280 votes and confirmed Democrat Kris Mayes’ victory — show that ballot-counting errors in Pinal County were largely responsible for the shift. Pinal County, which has been plagued with election problems for the past year, […]

Two leaders of True the Vote jailed by federal judge for contempt of court

By: - October 31, 2022

Federal marshals escorted two leaders of True the Vote out of a Houston courtroom on Monday morning and into a holding cell. Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips have been held in contempt of court for refusing to release the name of a person of interest in the defamation and computer hacking case against them, who […]