In recent weeks, Democrats in the House have passed some genuinely positive and progressive policies. These include H.R. 1 (the For the People Act) and H.R. 5 (the Equality Act). These bills would fix many of the problems in our broken election system, and extend long overdue legal protections to LGBTQ people. Both of these […]
H.R. 1 passed out of the House last night. It now heads to the Senate with a hearing scheduled in the Senate Rules Committee on March 24th. The Democratic majority in the House ensured that it sailed through mostly along party lines, but it wont be so simple in the Senate. The right wing opposition to the bill has been going into overdrive over the past two weeks. Donald Trump and Mike Pence have both blasted the bill and everything points to the Senate hearing being pretty contentious.
Cleta Mitchell was the go-to election lawyer for Republicans. She served on the Board of Governors for the Republican National Lawyers Association. Arguably she was at the top of her profession. She had built up a legal practice in Washington D.C. over the past 30 years, most recently as a Partner at Foley & Lardner where she was employed for two decades.
Updated on March 22, 2021 to include information about an ALEC Election Roundtable discussion that occurred during the ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting. Numerous Republican legislators, election commissioners and right-wing attorneys participated in a secretive “process working group,” organized by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has focused on election and redistricting issues, according to […]
The revelations were presented during a February 2020 Council for National Policy strategy session about elections. American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) CEO Lisa Nelson told a room full of conservative activists that ALEC had been working with three GOP attorneys on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.” The […]
Updated on June 17th, 2020 to include details of the “process working group” meeting during the 2019 States and Nation Policy Summit. More than a year before the 2020 election, the GOP-dominated and corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) created a secret working group that would address redistricting, ballot measures, and election law. The working […]
On election day in November, some polling places could be patrolled by off-duty police officers and veterans, according to a plan hatched by Republican operatives.
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), backed with millions of dollars in corporate funding, is launching a new redistricting project to help Republicans draw district maps that will advantage the GOP over the next decade. The Right Lines 2020 project, launched this week, will focus attention on the RSLC target states, which are Florida, Georgia, […]