Latest from Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Trump’s election fraud falsehoods have cost taxpayers $519 million — and counting

Donald Trump’s claims that the election was stolen have forced local, state and federal agencies to spend millions enhancing security, fending off lawsuits and repairing property damage. The costs are mounting daily.
  • Feb 6, 2021

New Trump PAC raised $31.5 million in the weeks after Election Day, as Trump was making baseless claims of voter fraud

Trump left the presidency with tens of millions of dollars he can now use to finance his post-presidential political career.
  • Jan 31, 2021

Black voters powered Democrats to victory in the Georgia Senate runoff

Ossoff and Warnock’s victory is thanks in large part to voters of color, who turned up in record numbers.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Biden camp girds for Wednesday’s culminating electoral dispute

Joe Biden is publicly projecting calm heading into Wednesday’s vote certification, but behind the scenes allies are busy organizing to torpedo the challenges.
  • Jan 5, 2021

Youth voter turnout in Georgia runoffs shows signs of sustained enthusiasm post-November

Through get-out-the-vote efforts in person and on TikTok, young voters are rivaling the early turnout in the general election in Georgia.
  • Dec 30, 2020

Despite Trump’s intense hunt for voter fraud, officials in key states have so far identified just a small number of possible cases

The handful of criminal cases that have been filed include some against Republican voters who sought to boost the president, officials said.
  • Dec 23, 2020

More than 1.4 million Georgians have already voted in the Senate runoffs, rivaling general election turnout

The pair of Jan. 5 runoff elections will determine control of Congress.
  • Dec 21, 2020

Biden secures his win over Trump as electoral votes put president-elect over the top

In state capitols throughout the day, electors are expected to follow the will of voters in their states and deliver the presidency to Joe Biden.
  • Dec 14, 2020

Republican lawsuits challenge Georgia’s absentee-ballot requirements

The lawsuits set the stage for legal fights that could lead to last-minute changes for the Jan. 5 runoff elections.
  • Dec 11, 2020

Here’s what happened when a Georgia lawmaker scrutinized the Trump campaign’s list of allegedly illegal votes

Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen found that a list submitted as part of a Trump lawsuit in the state included two of her friends and a constituent.
  • Dec 10, 2020