Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in history
Amy Gardner joined The Washington Post in 2005. She has worked stints in the Virginia suburbs, covered the 2010 midterms and the tea party revolution, and covered the Republican presidential nominating contest in 2011-2012. She was a politics editor for five years and returned to reporting in 2018.
One elector who refused to participate in the plan, which has became a focus of the House Jan. 6 committee, told The Washington Post he was “not going to jump on a bandwagon to say that I know better than the courts.”
At least 163 Republicans who have embraced Trump’s false claims are running for statewide positions that would give them authority over the administration of elections, according to a Washington Post tally.
Well-funded allies of the former president have gained audiences with top state officials to push for examinations of the vote, and local residents have bombarded election administrators with their own demands to investigate.