Matt Vasilogambros covers voting rights, gun laws and Western climate policy for Stateline. He lives in San Diego, California.
In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’
By: Matt Vasilogambros - November 30, 2023
Facing ongoing threats since the 2020 election, election workers have shored up their safety protocols and used state and federal grant money to build more secure facilities.
Courts, state officials hesitate to keep Trump off 2024 ballots
By: Matt Vasilogambros - November 14, 2023
Courts in N.J. and elsewhere are mulling whether former President Trump should be kept off 2024 ballots. His disqualification seems unlikely.
Governors show solidarity with Israel, earning plaudits and criticism
By: Matt Vasilogambros - October 31, 2023
Supporting Israel is popular among Americans in both parties — and historically it has been a prerequisite for any governor with presidential ambitions.
As ranked choice voting gains momentum, parties in power push back
By: Matt Vasilogambros - August 21, 2023
Arguing that ranked choice voting is too complicated for voters, both major parties took steps to prevent adoption of the voting system.
In reversal, some states make it harder for people with felony convictions to vote
By: Matt Vasilogambros - August 7, 2023
Voting rights advocates argue that the chance to participate in elections allows residents with felony convictions to feel part of the community and makes them less likely to commit crimes in the future.