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States United and Lawyers Defending American Democracy Call on D.C.’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel to Investigate Attorney John Eastman for Assisting in Trump’s Attempts to Overturn 2020 Election

Bar Complaint Garners Support from 50 Bipartisan Former Officials and Legal Experts; Points to ODC’s Charges Against Rudy Giuliani and Jeffrey Clark as Examples of Holding Democracy Violators Accountable
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Ahead of Midterms, Report Details New State-By-State Rules for Poll Observing, Outlines Potential Consequences for Upcoming Election

New Report Breaks Down Poll Observer Roles and Rules, Reflects Changes by State Legislatures in the Wake of the 2020 Election
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Republican Former Governors to U.S. Supreme Court: Protect Minority Voters’ Right to Fair Representation Under the Voting Rights Act

Brief Brings Together Former Governors Schwarzenegger of California, Weld of Massachusetts, and Whitman of New Jersey; Contends Diluting Minority Voting Power Undermines Democracy
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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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States United Action Applauds Bipartisan and Law Enforcement Support for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson; Urges Swift Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court

“We look forward to applauding her confirmation to the high court in the days ahead, and we continue to urge bipartisan support from the full Senate.”
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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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Bipartisan Group of Former Governors to Maryland Courts: Protect Voters and Democracy by Ending Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering

Briefs Bring Together Former Governors Easley of North Carolina, Schwarzenegger of California, Weld of Massachusetts, and Whitman of New Jersey; Contends Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering Harms Maryland Voters and Undermines Good Governance
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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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Legislative Redistricting Expert to North Carolina Superior Court: Congressional Maps Continue to Show Excessive Levels of Partisan Bias

New Amicus Brief is Latest Action by States United to Halt Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina