This report analyzes more than 50 of the worst bills and finds an alarming pattern of state legislative proposals to shift control over election administration away from trusted state and local officials.
Democracy Crisis in the Making: June Update
The States United Democracy Center, Protect Democracy, and Law Forward released an update to their report, Democracy Crisis in the Making, which analyzed the nationwide trend of partisan state legislatures trying to seize control over election administration away from trusted expert elections officials. As of early June, there have been at least 216 bills introduced in 41 states that would interfere with election administration. The update spotlights two of the most alarming trends on the forefront right now in Arizona and Texas: criminalization of election administration and legislature-driven partisan reviews of settled elections.
Democracy Crisis in the Making: April 2021
In this April report, the States United Democracy Center, Protect Democracy, and Law Forward put a spotlight on the dangerous trend within the larger voter suppression landscape: many state legislatures are pursuing a strategy to politicize, criminalize, and interfere in election administration. This course of action threatens the foundations of fair, professional, and non-partisan elections