Exit polls show veterans played a pivotal role in Donald Trump’s surprise victory. Many said they weren’t sure what a Trump presidency would bring, but wanted to reject Hillary Clinton, who they said mishandled classified information and was unwilling to reform a broken VA health care system.
Voters went to the polls in a divisive presidential election roiled by anxieties over race, class and the fundamental integrity of the American electoral system itself.
Claims of vote rigging and voter suppression have dominated the 2016 election, against a backdrop of voting rights already under siege in a way they haven’t been since the civil rights movement. Reveal reporters and producers are in the field in key locations, documenting what’s happening on the ground in real time.
Despite years of urgent warnings from computer scientists and condemnation from the federal government, more than 30 states will allow some form of internet voting. Thousands of votes will stream in through insecure portals.
Across the country, thousands of people with appointed guardians routinely lose the right to vote under state laws. Some say the laws prevent voter manipulation and fraud. But advocates say they are built on flawed assumptions about the abilities of disabled people.
On Nov. 8, New Mexicans will vote on a constitutional amendment to overhaul the use of money bail in the state.