Amy Gardner

Washington, D.C.

National political reporter

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in history

Amy Gardner is a national reporter covering voting on The Post's Democracy Team. She has worked at The Post since 2005, covering the Virginia suburbs, the 2010 midterms, the Tea Party revolution and the Republican primary field in the 2012 presidential election. Amy was a political editor for five years, and she returned to reporting in 2018. She is a member of The Post team that won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, including its runup and aftermath. She previously worked at The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., the Daily Pres
Latest from Amy Gardner

Worries over electability pierce united GOP front on Trump indictment

Party activists in Georgia gathered ahead of a Trump speech react to his latest indictment with unflinching support but some doubts about his chances to win back the White House.

June 9, 2023

Trump-funded studies disputing election fraud are focus in two probes

The then-president’s campaign hired two firms to prove voter fraud, but none was found.

June 5, 2023

Georgia probe of Trump broadens to activities in other states

Among the Fulton County district attorney's latest areas of scrutiny is the Trump campaign’s expenditure on two firms to study whether electoral fraud occurred in the 2020 election.

June 2, 2023

Republican tapped to lead Fulton elections board withdraws under pressure

The withdrawal in Georgia’s most populous county followed a campaign from Democrats and voting-rights activists, and it reflects how contentious election administration has become.

May 17, 2023

At least eight Trump electors have accepted immunity in Georgia investigation

At least eight of the 16 Georgia Republicans who convened in December 2020 to declare Trump the winner in the state have accepted immunity deals.

May 5, 2023

Georgia dashes Democratic dreams of an early 2024 presidential primary

Democrats had given state officials until mid-June to move up its primary to February to comply with party rules that sought to bring a new focus on the Southern state, which narrowly voted to elect President Biden in 2020.

May 4, 2023

Top GOP lawyer decries ease of campus voting in private pitch to RNC

A presentation by Cleta Mitchell at a donor retreat urged tougher rules that could make it harder for college students to cast ballots.

April 20, 2023

Republicans push for stricter election laws, despite scant proof of fraud

A new wave of state legislation aimed at tightening election security shows that the issue still animates the GOP

April 2, 2023

Ohio joins GOP-led states withdrawing from group that helps clean up voter rolls

The decision adds to the ranks of states exiting as the Electronic Registration Information Center faces criticism from election deniers.

March 17, 2023

At center of Fox News lawsuit, Sidney Powell and a ‘wackadoodle’ email

Trump lawyer Sidney Powell took bogus claims of widespread fraud mainstream. Fox News's decision to keep booking her prompted Dominion's defamation case.

March 16, 2023