Casey McDermott is an online reporter covering politics, policy, and New Hampshire news. She also works on digital reporting projects for NHPR's newsroom.
Prior to joining NHPR, Casey worked at The Concord Monitor, and held internships at Pro Publica and the Student Press Law Association. While attending college at Penn State, Casey was recognized nationally for her writing and editorial work as Editor in Chief of the school's newspaper, The Collegian, during the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The town of Dixville Notch votes at midnight on the day of the New Hampshire primary. But after a state investigation found that many of its voters weren't eligible, it nearly lost its polling place.
Some worry that New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner's office was too slow to acknowledge the scale of the election security problem and focused on addressing the wrong challenges.
Lawmakers in New Hampshire rarely recuse themselves from voting on legislation even when that poses a serious conflict of interest.
Bill Gardner has been a staunch defender of New Hampshire's first in the nation presidential primary but his association with President Trump's now-dissolved voter fraud panel has put him in a precarious position.