Matt Vasilogambros

Matt Vasilogambros

Matt Vasilogambros writes about immigration and voting rights for Stateline. Before joining Pew, he was a writer and editor at The Atlantic, where he covered national politics and demographics. Previously, he was a staff correspondent at National Journal and has written for Outside. In 2017, he completed the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. He is a graduate of Drake University.

In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’

By: - November 29, 2023

Hundreds of election workers in Washington state’s second-largest county were busy opening mail-in ballots earlier this month when one of them came across a plain white envelope. As she cut it open, white powder leaked out. She carefully took off her gloves, put them down, backed away and called her supervisor. Workers evacuated the building […]

Ranked choice voting survived its biggest election season yet

By: - November 26, 2021

Voters in a record number of cities cast their ballots this month by ranking a slate of candidates rather than choosing just one. Ranked choice voting, lauded by advocates for avoiding costly runoffs and ensuring that winners in crowded races earn majority support, is steadily gaining steam nationally. This year, 32 cities in seven states […]

Facing foreign election foes, states hire ‘cyber navigators’

By: - September 2, 2021

This story was first published in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. After more than a year of virtual meetings, Bill Ekblad showed up last week at eight southern Minnesota election offices to deliver a simple message to county election chiefs and information technology directors: You don’t need to face the massive cybersecurity […]