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.
Protecting Free & Fair Elections
Without free, fair, and secure elections, voters have no voice, little control over the direction of the country, and few ways to correct course when things go awry.
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.
SPOTLIGHT: Reforming the Electoral Count Act and why it matters SPOTLIGHT: Reforming the Electoral Count Act
A Democracy Crisis in the Making
How state legislators are politicizing, criminalizing, and interfering with election administrators.
September 26, 2022
Democrats could win more seats if Cochise County refuses to certify election
In Cochise County, the board of supervisors is ignoring this bedrock principle of American democracy by threatening to refuse to canvass and certify the results of the 2022 election.
November 27, 2022
Passing Electoral Count Act reforms is vital to national security
November 21, 2022
Election Denying Officials Who Refuse to Certify Election Results Could Face Prosecution
As Election Day approaches, so does the prospect of certain state or local officials “going rogue” and attempting to refuse to certify election results.
November 7, 2022
Conservatives Are Begging the Supreme Court Not to Take Us Into an Elections Abyss￼
Conservative legal experts are warning the Supreme Court about the dangers of the independent state legislature theory.
October 28, 2022
ECA Update Is Not About the Last Election. It’s About Future Elections.
Congress should act to clarify crucial provisions of the Electoral Count Act before the 2024 election.
July 14, 2022
The Independent State Legislature Theory Should Horrify Supreme Court’s Originalists
The court's originalists should have little sympathy for the Independent State Legislature theory.
June 30, 2022
Here’s What Electoral Count Act Reform Should Look Like
April 4, 2022
State and Local Solutions Are Integral to Protect Election Officials and Democracy
Protecting elections and election workers has to be done at every level of government.
February 9, 2022
Heroes of the 2020 Election￼
As we approach the anniversary of President Biden’s inauguration, we must remember the individuals and organizations who protected the democratic process in 2020.
January 19, 2022
Op-Ed: To stamp out Trumpism, the U.S. needs to deal with these six things
Donald Trump was always just a carrier for a political virus that predated and will outlast him.
November 27, 2020