Republican lawmakers seek new powers over elections
Poll workers prepare a voting machine on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at the Falls of Schuylkill branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. - ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

The pervasive myths of a stolen 2020 presidential election and widespread voter fraud are still dominant in many state legislatures, as Republican policymakers call for more investigations and reshape election administration in a way that could give them a partisan advantage. In Georgia, the Republican-led State Election Board could use a new state law to install partisan officials on county election boards in Democratic-leaning areas, giving them the power to decide which ballots to reject or even overturn results. Voting rights advocates in Wisconsin worry the GOP-led state legislature is ra...