Replacing the Refs

Since 2020, lies and conspiracy theories have continued to fuel efforts to undermine our free and fair elections. The anti-democracy playbook is simple: Change the rules, change the referees, in order to change the results. This tool tracks Election Deniers running for office at the statewide level. In 2022, there will be contests for governors, attorneys general, and secretaries of state — the statewide officials who run, oversee, and protect our elections.

States United Democracy Center, Law Forward Outline Legal Risks and Concerns Created by Third-Party Election Reviews in Wisconsin

The States United Democracy Center and Law Forward released a detailed analysis outlining the numerous security risks and legal violations implicated by third-party election reviews like the one currently under way in Wisconsin.

A Brief Guide to Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee

This case provides an opportunity for the Supreme Court to not only bless the challenged restrictions but also to undercut or significantly narrow Section 2 of the VRA. Undermining Section 2 would be another blow to voting rights given the Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County that essentially nullified Section 5 of the VRA, which required states with a history of Jim Crow laws and poor minority voter participation to “preclear” new voting restrictions through the federal Department of Justice.