Democracy Docket was created by Marc Elias to serve as an extension of his voting rights and redistricting litigation and advocacy. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, Republicans made clear that they no longer supported voting rights. Yet, as Republican state legislatures enacted hundreds of new laws undermining the right to vote, the progressive response centered on a handful of the most onerous and outrageous voting restrictions.
Democracy Docket focuses on detecting, highlighting, and combating suppressive voting laws and practices that will have the greatest impact on the outcome of the 2020 elections and which are not otherwise being addressed. Put simply, we spotlight those laws and practices that restrict the right to vote but may not be the most newsworthy.
Democracy Docket is published by Marc Elias. Allie Rothenberg is its Managing Editor. Kelsey Movsowitz edits Democracy Docket and the On The Docket newsletter. Sam Gottstein oversees the design, branding and marketing of Democracy Docket.
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