A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction

By: - September 26, 2022 4:30 pm

Election workers handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election in Lawrenceville, Georgia. (Megan Varner/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner, States Newsroom
Kira Lerner, States Newsroom

Kira is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covers voting, elections, redistricting, and efforts to subvert democracy. Before joining States Newsroom, Kira was managing editor of Votebeat, a pop-up newsroom launched to cover election administration and voting before and after the 2020 election. She has also covered voting rights, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for outlets including The Appeal and ThinkProgress. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, Slate, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets. Kira has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and is a native of the Washington, D.C. area.

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