Campaign of Fear

An examination of the terroristic threats facing America's election workers

Inside Trump’s campaign to demonize two Georgia election workers

As Donald Trump’s campaign sought to overturn his shocking loss of the state of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, it hatched a conspiracy theory.

At its center were two masterminds: a clerical worker in a county election office, and her mom, who had taken a temporary job to help count ballots. The alleged plot: Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and mother Ruby Freeman cheated Trump by pulling fake ballots from suitcases hidden under tables at a ballot-counting center. In early December, the campaig

Discussing the threats

Jason talks with Rachel Maddow about Reuters' reporting on threats against election officials around the United States.

Recognition for Dying Inside

Dying Inside was honored with several awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the criminal justice category and the Brechner Freedom of Information Award for investigative reporting. The work was also part of an "American Injustice" package of Reuters stories exploring criminal justice issues in 2020 that was recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists, an American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, and a Deadline Cub award. 

Shock Tactics

Ohio politicians call for inquiry into jail stun-gun abuses cited by Reuters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - In one video, Sergeant Mychal Turner stunned a mentally ill inmate with a Taser multiple times after the inmate defied an order to stand in his cell at Ohio’s Franklin County jail. In another, Turner fired the Taser’s electrified barbs into an inmate’s chest after he refused to remove a piece of jewelry. In a third, he pulled the trigger five times on a handcuffed inmate who wouldn’t sit on a bench.

The team behind "Shock Tactics" -- which included Jason along with Peter Eisler, Tim Reid, Lisa Girion, Grant Smith, Linda So and Charles Levinson  --was honored with an Edgar A. Poe Memorial Award by the White House Correspondents Association, the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award, a Deadline Club award, and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) Best in Business award.

The stories by Jason and Andrew on the violent persecution of Myanmar's Muslims were honored with a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, an Osborn Elliott Prize by the Asia Society, and a Society of Publishers in Asia award for Editorial Excellence.