Republican leaders in multiple states are now investigating the 2020 election, following a controversial audit in Maricopa County, Arizona.
The large-scale hand count of more than two million Arizona ballots has grown into a nationwide movement to address the ongoing voting fraud allegations resulting from the past election.
Last week, Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced an investigation to address the use of private funding toward local voting machines.
Georgia Republicans continue to move ahead with plans to inspect Fulton County’s nearly 150,000 absentee ballots. Biden won the traditionally conservative state by approximately 12,000 votes.
Windham, New Hampshire auditors have also reported multiple Republican candidates who were undercounted in the previous election. Current recounts have not showed enough change to flip the winner of any office.
These audits are in addition to key voting reform bills passed or in the works in numerous conservative-led states. Georgia passed a bill that led to much criticism, including Major League Baseball moving its All-Star game from the Peach State to Colorado.
Texas became the largest state to pass voting reform legislation in 2021. Voters will face new requirements regarding early voting and absentee ballots to better address vote integrity.
Overall, 2021 both looks back at the past election and looks ahead to protecting the votes of Americans as the nation considers the upcoming midterm elections next year.