In 2022, it seems we conduct nearly all transactions online. So why does voter registration remain stuck in the past? Vote.org and the state of Texas have come head to head over the requirement for a wet signature.
There was a flurry of litigation around ballot collection in 2020. Yet, Republicans have dominated the narrative, leading many to confound illegal tampering with legitimate assistance — at the expense of communities that rely on it the most.
With the ongoing attacks on the integrity of our elections and on democracy itself, there is simply too much at stake to remain on the sidelines. That’s why I’m in this fight.
A month before the 2020 election, Republican Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) tweeted, “Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity [sic] are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”
Growing numbers of Republican-controlled states have enacted bans on private money in elections. But rather than make our elections more secure, these bans increase the risk our elections are underfunded.
Time and again, businesses throw their weight and influence to pass more advantageous regulations or curry favor with legislative leaders. But they don’t need to wait for legislative action to make voting easier for their employees.
Young people ages 18-29 turned out to vote at historic rates in 2018 and 2020, and their participation could be decisive in the upcoming midterms. But that participation is not a given.
Florida recently had its new voter suppression law, Senate Bill 90, put to the test in court. The judge’s 288-page opinion striking down harmful provisions of the law speak volumes about how Florida Republicans crafted the law and what their end goals were.
After months of hearing Republicans cry fraud in parking lots, in legislative chambers and on Fox News, judges are now asking, “where’s the fraud?”
The 2020 election was safe, secure and led to record turnout nationwide. Yet, red state after red state enacted new voter suppression laws in 2021. Today, we’re checking in with those laws, catching up on what’s happened and what to expect.