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We provide tools and guidance for state and local election officials, law enforcement leaders, pro-democracy partners, the press, and the public. Our resources focus on election protection, accountability, truth in elections, and preventing political violence.
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Fact Sheets

Backgrounder: U.S. Department of Justice charges Trump for 2020 presidential election interference, explained

This criminal investigation is being led by DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith. The investigation is ongoing.
Fact Sheets

Backgrounder: Fulton County, Georgia, charges against Trump and 18 others for 2020 presidential election interference, explained

The 98-page indictment laying out 161 actions in furtherance of the conspiracy tells a clear story: Donald Trump and his allies attempted to undermine the will of the American people in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Fact Sheets

Backgrounder: Michigan’s ‘fake electors’ charges, explained

Michigan was one of seven states where “fake electors” claimed that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election in their state.
Fact Sheets

Backgrounder: Fulton County Special Grand Jury Investigation Into 2020 Presidential Interference

In January 2022, superior court judges in Fulton County, Georgia approved the request from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to seat a special grand jury (“SGJ”) to aid in her investigation into interference in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election contest.
Fact Sheets

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election: What to Watch

In states including Wisconsin, the courts have made major decisions on issues directly affecting almost every aspect of our democracy—who votes, where they vote, when they vote, who or what they vote for.
Best Practices, Fact Sheets, Law Enforcement Guidance, Reports

Midterm Election Season Resources

States United has developed a collection of election season resources for state officials, law enforcement leaders, pro-democracy groups and journalists.
Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: “Constitutional Sheriffs” and Elections

This Fact Sheet attempts to provide guidance on important questions concerning the “constitutional sheriffs” movement and its intersection with elections.
Fact Sheets, Issue Briefs

A Brief Guide to Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee

In 2016, a group of Arizona voters and the Democratic party filed suit to challenge two Arizona policies as discriminatory under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).