Democracy Explained

Democracy is complicated, but we’ve got you covered. Use the drop-down menu to sort our Explainers by topic.

Here’s How a Recount Works

There are many factors dictating what a recount will look like—vote margin, hand or machine count, and other state laws guiding the process. Every state has different rules and timelines for their recounts.

Making Sense of the Post-Election Process

As we enter the post-election period, you may hear certain terms being referenced that relate to the processing and counting of ballots. Check out our list of post-election terms and definitions in the context of the 2020 election.

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