Elise Viebeck

Washington, D.C.

Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics

Education: Claremont McKenna College, BS in government

Elise Viebeck is an enterprise and investigations reporter focused on national politics. She joined The Washington Post in 2015.
Latest from Elise Viebeck

    What is redistricting?

    Redistricting is underway around the country, and it will continue to receive intense scrutiny ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

    December 22, 2021

    Calls intensify to end Wisconsin’s election review amid blunders by ex-judge in charge

    Voting-rights advocates, election policy experts and some state and local officials have leveled sharp accusations of incompetence at former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman and said his review – which will cost taxpayers at least $680,000 – is hurting public trust in state elections.

    October 14, 2021

    Wisconsin election review ramps up as former judge issues subpoenas to officials

    Michael Gableman, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired by Republicans to probe the 2020 election, issued subpoenas for records and testimony from officials in at least four major cities.

    October 1, 2021

    Trump campaign debunked Dominion conspiracy theories, internal memo shows, days before backers kept spreading them

    Trump campaign researchers debunked various conspiracy theories about Dominion Voting Systems rigging the election for President Biden, new records included in a lawsuit show.

    September 22, 2021

    Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers approve wide-ranging subpoenas for personal information of 2020 voters

    Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Wednesday approved subpoenas for a wide range of voter data as part of an investigation into the 2020 election in a state former president Donald Trump has repeatedly targeted with unfounded claims of fraud.

    September 15, 2021

    Trump, Elder’s campaign falsely claimed fraud before California votes were counted — a growing GOP tactic

    Larry Elder, the leading Republican candidate to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) if a recall succeeds, has joined former president Donald Trump in falsely claiming fraud in the election before votes were counted.

    September 15, 2021

    New Texas voting bill deepens growing disparities in how Americans can cast their ballots

    Red and blue states are increasingly moving in opposite directions, with Republicans heeding former president Donald Trump’s calls to tighten voting rules, while Democrats move to loosen them.

    September 6, 2021

    GOP legislators in Texas give final approval to new voting restrictions, overcoming Democratic opposition

    The bill, which Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is expected to quickly sign into law, bans measures such as drive-through voting, which was adopted in Harris County during the pandemic last year, and empowers partisan poll watchers.

    August 31, 2021

      Here’s how the new Texas voting bill will affect access to the polls

      The bill targets several methods of voting that were implemented in Texas during the pandemic to help people cast ballots safely, banning drive-through and 24-hour voting.

      August 31, 2021

      Texas House passes GOP voting restrictions that Democrats had blocked for weeks by fleeing the state

      The Texas House passed a bill that further restricts voting in the state, a measure Democrats had blocked for weeks by fleeing to D.C.

      August 27, 2021