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Jessica Huseman

Jessica Huseman

Jessica Huseman covers voting rights and election administration for ProPublica. She is the lead reporter for ProPublica’s Electionland project, which helps hundreds of newsrooms across the United States cover ballot access issues in real time.

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Who Has Emergency Authority Over Elections? Nobody’s Quite Sure.

By: - April 7, 2020

This story was first published by ProPublica.  In each of the past seven years, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has sought authority to revamp or reschedule elections in case of emergency. Every time, the legislature has blocked him. These rebuffs had repercussions in Westborough, a Boston suburb that was set to hold its town […]