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The States United Democracy Center Submits Bipartisan Testimony to House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol

Former Republican and Democratic Governors, State Attorneys General, and Secretaries of State Stress That Democracy is Still Under Attack in the States; Accountability is Critical to Move Forward
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Bipartisan Legal Experts Join the States United Democracy Center in Filing Ethics Complaint Against Colorado Attorney Jenna Ellis

Ellis Complaint is Latest in Series of Actions Seeking to Hold Attorneys Accountable for Undermining Democracy; Complaint Argues that Ellis Knowingly Advanced Baseless Legal Theories and Falsehoods to Assist in Trump’s Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election Results
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REPORT UPDATE: States United Action Releases April Data on Election Deniers Running for Statewide Offices that Run, Oversee, and Protect Our Elections

“Replacing the Refs” Tracker Adds Georgia and Wisconsin to List of States with Election Deniers Running in Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State Contests
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D.C. AG Racine Names Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes and Others as New Defendants in Lawsuit Seeking to Hold January 6 Insurrectionists Accountable for Damage to the District, Law Enforcement, and Our Democracy

The civil lawsuit, which was filed in December 2021 and now includes more than three dozen individual defendants, is the first and only by a government entity against the January 6 insurrectionists.
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States United Welcomes New Staff with Expertise in Election Protection, Political Violence Prevention, and Accountability Efforts

The team expansion comes as States United ramps up efforts to support state and local officials and law enforcement leaders in key states as attacks on our free and fair elections continue heading into the 2022 midterm cycle.
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States United Democracy Center Statement on the State Bar of California’s Announcement of Ethics Investigation into Trump Attorney John Eastman

The State Bar’s investigation is “focused on whether Eastman engaged in conduct in violation of California law and ethics rules governing attorneys following and in relation to the November 2020 presidential election.”
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D.C. AG Racine Files Lawsuit to Hold January 6 Insurrectionists Accountable & Stand Up for Harmed District Law Enforcement Officers

States United to Serve as Pro Bono Counsel in the First Civil Lawsuit Filed by a Government Entity Against Proud Boys and Oath Keepers; Lawsuit Seeks Damages Caused by Violent & Deadly Attack
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Bipartisan Group Files Amicus Brief Opposing Donald J. Trump’s Attempt to Block Release of January 6 Documents

Brief Highlights Perspective of State and Local Leaders; Contends Further Delay in Disclosure of 700+ Subpoenaed Trump Administration Documents Will Impede Accountability Efforts and Congress’ Ability to Legislate
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States United Files Supplemental Materials to California Bar Complaint Against John Eastman

The letter incorporates newly reported information about his leading role in assisting then-President Trump’s efforts to pressure then-Vice President Pence to reject or delay the counting of electoral college votes at the Joint Session of Congress.
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Bipartisan Legal Experts and the States United Democracy Center File Bar Complaint Against John Eastman

Complaint: “The available evidence supports a strong case that the State Bar [of California] should investigate whether, in the course of representing Mr. Trump, Mr. Eastman violated his ethical obligations as an attorney by filing frivolous claims, making false statements, and engaging in deceptive conduct.”