Editor’s note: How - and why - we reported this story

201203-Atlanta- Jacki Pick points out what she considered suspicious activity on surveillance video of the Fulton County absentee vote counting room as she and Rudy Giuliani address a subcommittee of the state Senate judiciary committee at the State Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Ben Gray for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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201203-Atlanta- Jacki Pick points out what she considered suspicious activity on surveillance video of the Fulton County absentee vote counting room as she and Rudy Giuliani address a subcommittee of the state Senate judiciary committee at the State Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Ben Gray for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: Ben Gray

Between the November 2020 presidential election and Jan. 6, Georgia was at the center of the biggest election dispute of modern American history. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporters worked day and night for months to capture the election results and multiple recounts, allegations of fraud, investigations, legislative hearings, lawsuits, protests, rallies, and press conferences. But it was not until significant time passed that the big picture of what happened began to emerge. And it is still emerging.

The AJC has spent months interviewing key players, reviewing government investigative documents, published news reports from credible outlets, and reading books and memoirs that touched on developments related to Georgia to piece together what happened here. Unlike the many reports that sought to tell the national story of what happened during this period of time, we focused on Georgia and its central role in the overarching story. By doing so we have been able to connect what elected officials and others in Georgia did to aid — or push back against — an elaborate effort to overturn a presidential election. Developments whose significance was unclear at the time have come into focus as new information has been unearthed. You are seeing this reporting today because it is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s job to document the history of our state and to highlight its role in national events. It is also our job to shine a light on the actions of public officials who worked to change the outcome of a historic election and sow suspicion that persists to this day about the integrity of elections in Georgia.

The story is not yet over. Many questions remain. And the fallout continues.

Georgia 2020 election investigation

Between the Nov. 3 presidential election and Jan. 6, Georgia was at the center of the biggest election dispute of modern American history. AJC reporters worked day and night for months to capture the election results and multiple recounts, allegations of fraud, investigations, legislative hearings, lawsuits, protests, rallies, press conferences. Here are stories from our ongoing coverage.