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Elections Dashboard

Website:

electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/

Type:

“Election Crisis” Advocacy Group

Formation:

2024

Project of:

National Task Force on Election Crises

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The Elections Dashboard is a project of the left-of-center National Task Force on Election Crises that attempts to monitor and provide information about what the organization considers to be the likelihood of an “election crisis” in 2024. 1

During the 2024 election cycle, the Elections Dashboard plans to monitor developments in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Maine, Iowa, Ohio, and Minnesota. 2 3

Overview

The Elections Dashboard was launched by the National Task Force on Election Crises in April 2024. 4

The Elections Dashboard categorizes events and aggregates news stories 5 to create a visual representation for journalists, civil society leaders, and public officials to evaluate different perceived threats to the 2024 election. 6 The Elections Dashboard map categorizes recent news stories and election-related developments and categorizes the developments with a rating on a scale of 0 to 3. The group claims that stories and events scored a “3” are a “severe concern for the integrity of democratic elections that requires an immediate and comprehensive response” while those at the lower end of scoring are considered “not a concern” or within the range of a free and fair election. 7 8

State-Level Focus

As of June 2024, the Elections Dashboard focuses its efforts on states that have been considered swing states for the 2024 presidential election. Its monitoring covers Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, and Texas. 9 The final version of the Elections Dashboard will include ratings for Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, and Maine. 10

As of June 2024, all of the state-level Dashboard ratings are classified as Level 1, which means the National Task Force on Election Crises considers it important to monitor these states throughout the 2024 election cycle. 11

Methodology

The Elections Dashboard tracks and categorizes administrative developments, concerns regarding alleged “misinformation” and “disinformation” around the election, alleged election interference, and alleged violence related to the 2024 election cycle. 12

Examples of events that the Elections Dashboard tracks include developments and allegations that former President Donald Trump will not commit to accepting the results in Wisconsin, 13 state-level efforts to prohibit outside funding to support Wisconsin elections that could lead to changes in election administration, 14 turnover of election administrators in Arizona, 15 the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s decision to consider challenges to the use of ballot-counting machines in lieu of hand-counting of ballots, 16  lawsuits hoping to change absentee voting processes in Michigan, and others. 17

The Elections Dashboard prioritizes its tracking on several different topics, including election administration, the concepts of misinformation and disinformation, what the organization considers political violence and intimidation, and what the National Task Force on Election Crises considers to be bad faith efforts to undermine or overturn elections. 18  

The election administration categories include the use of hand counts instead of machine-counting incidents that delay voting, changes to ballot drop box rules, and ballot printing errors. The misinformation and disinformation categories include allegedly false information about elections, so-called “election denial,” and artificial intelligence-generated “deepfakes” intended to sway elections. The Elections Dashboard puts political violence and intimidation in the violence category. Its “bad faith” categorization includes efforts to manipulate an election, efforts to prevent election certification, “frivolous litigation,” and alleged efforts to prevent declared election winners from taking office. 19

Funding

The Elections Dashboard is a fiscally sponsored project of the left-of-center National Task Force on Election Crises. 20

References

  1. “Disclaimer.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 9, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  2. [1] “FAQs.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/frequently-asked-questions/.
  3. “Elections Dashboard.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/
  4.  “Election Task Force X Post.” Election Task Force X Profile. Posted April 11, 2024. Accessed June 9, 2024. https://x.com/ElectionTask/status/1778159128067612847.
  5. “Elections Dashboard.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  6. “LinkedIn Post.” National Task Force on Election Crises LinkedIn. Accessed June 9, 2024. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/the-national-task-force-on-election-crises_elections-dashboard-activity-7184221735603306496-Qfpi/.
  7. “Disclaimer.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  8. Elections Dashboard FAQs.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 9, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/frequently-asked-questions/.
  9. “Elections Dashboard.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  10. FAQs.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/frequently-asked-questions/.
  11. “Disclaimer.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  12.  “Elections Dashboard.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  13. “Former President Trump won’t commit to accepting WI results.” Elections Dashboard. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  14. “Referenda to limit election funding, staffing.” Elections Dashboard. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  15. “Most A counties face election turnover.” Elections Dashboard. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  16. “NH Supreme Court considers ballot machine challenges.” Elections Dashboard. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/.
  17. “Lawmakers challenge voting rights proposals.” Elections Dashboard. Accessed Jun 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/elections-dashboard/
  18. “Methodology.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/methodology/.
  19. “Methodology.” National Task Force on Election Crises. Accessed June 7, 2024. https://electiontaskforce.org/methodology/.
  20. “Election Task Force X Post.” Election Task Force X Profile. Posted April 11, 2024. Accessed June 9, 2024. https://x.com/ElectionTask/status/1778159128067612847.
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