The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022-23 term ended on June 30, with the release of the final opinions and the last order list. The term proved to be an important one for democracy, with two landmark voting rights cases and a slew of smaller decisions influencing our elections.
In 2020, John Eastman, an attorney for then-President Donald Trump, presented the most extreme version of the fringe independent state legislature theory in pursuit of overturning the presidential election results.
In a Missed “Opportunity To Learn From Its Mistakes,” Supreme Court Leaves Mississippi’s Felony Disenfranchisement Provision in Place
On Friday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to weigh in a lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s 1890 felony disenfranchisement provision.
Some recent rulings by state courts demonstrate how they can use the gavel to advance — or hinder — voting rights in their respective states.
From catch-all voter suppression bills to hostile local government takeovers, these Republican-enacted bills are emblematic of the party’s increasingly antagonistic stance toward voting.
As the GOP becomes even more extreme in its attacks against free and fair elections, Republican state lawmakers have channeled this approach to craft legislation banning voting machines, school polling locations and more.
A long-time advocate of false election claims, Mitchell aided former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election and has become a key player among election-denying activists.
Rather than renounce the conspiratorial thinking and falsehoods that led to Jan. 6, Pence has spent the last two years affirming Republican fears about voter fraud.
Bills would remove election officials and create a process to take over election administration overriding the Democratic stronghold’s election processes.
Throughout his time in the governor’s office, he’s been more than willing to restrict voting and indulge conspiratorial thinking about elections.