Protected tens of thousands of voters from disfranchisement, intimidation, suppression, and election manipulation, and secured new precedents around the Ku Klux Klan Act and the Voting Rights Act.
Elections are the linchpin of our democracy. Holding elections, and ensuring that power changes hands in accordance with their outcomes, is the essence of democratic self-government. By defending them, we also protect our rights and our system of government.
This takes two steps. First, we defend the process of holding elections. We do so by making sure that election officials are allowed to do their work without interference, that election systems are secure, and that politicians are unable to dictate the outcome or manipulate election rules.
Second, we protect voters’ ability to participate meaningfully in the process, free from intimidation and harassment.
By ensuring that elections remain free, fair, and secure, we maintain our collective ability to shape the future of the country — or, when needed, to change course. In that, we protect voters’ trust in the results, even when their preferred candidates lose.
- Build secure, accessible, and accurate election systems and processes that are free from interference from foreign adversaries or domestic political actors.
- Create guardrails that ensure voters and candidates abide by the outcomes of every election.
- Foster public confidence in the fact that elections are free, fair, and secure.
Helped defend the 2020 and 2022 elections from attempts to manipulate and subvert a free and fair result, and assisted in the passage of reforms to the Electoral Count Act that will better protect the will of the voters and the transfer of presidential power.
How state legislators are politicizing, criminalizing, and interfering with election administrators.
June 8, 2023
Protect Democracy has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Virginia Constitution’s broad felony disenfranchisement provision.
June 26, 2023
Protect Democracy filed a defamation suit on behalf of Maricopa Count Recorder Stephen Richernagainst former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.
June 22, 2023
On October 25th, 2022, Protect Democracy filed a complaint in federal court against organizations and individuals who have conspired to intimidate voters in Arizona.
May 21, 2023
Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' and Plaintiff-Intervenors' Motion for Summary Judgment on the Federal Claims - Nat'l Coal. on Black Civic Participation v. Wohl
July 29, 2022
Two lawsuits were filed on behalf of four plaintiffs who were engaged in a Biden-Harris Campaign bus tour in October 2020 when they were ambushed by a convoy of Trump supporters.
June 23, 2021
Voters subjected to false accusations of felony voter fraud reached a settlement in their lawsuit against J. Christian Adams, a former member of the Pence-Kobach “Voter Fraud” Commission.
July 25, 2019
In November 2018, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp resigned from his position as Secretary of State in response to a lawsuit brought by a group of Georgia voters.
November 8, 2018