Last week’s recount, which took three days and hundreds of work hours, produced numbers nearly identical to those reported after the election. “The results of Lycoming County’s hand recount — like earlier recounts of the 2020 election in Wisconsin, Georgia and Arizona — revealed no evidence of fraud,” wrote the New York Times. “Did that quell the doubts of election deniers, who had circulated a petition claiming there was a likelihood of ‘rampant fraud’ in Lycoming in 2020? It did not.”
A volunteer from the group Audit the Vote PA told the Times, “We’re not done.” That group is part of a network of activists and election-denial groups in states across the country, and we’ve been investigating how that network is working to erode trust in our democracy. Because while several election deniers lost high-profile statewide races last election, the effort to undermine faith in our elections is as alive as ever:
We were in court this week in our ongoing lawsuit seeking the release of public records from top Texas officials. In the case, Attorney General Paxton’s and Gov. Greg Abbott’s offices are advancing arguments that would significantly limit the public’s access to Texas government documents.