Democracy


Which States Are Prepared for the 2020 Election?

, Kendall Science Fellow

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic poses a major threat to the November 2020 election. Congress must act now, and act decisively, to help states protect the lives of millions of voters as they exercise their most fundamental right as citizens. Read more >

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Analysis: Voter Fraud Proponents Are Frauds

, Kendall Science Fellow

Allowing Americans to vote by mail does not increase voter fraud. That’s the takeaway from a joint analysis UCS just completed with the UCLA Voting Rights Project and the University of New Mexico’s Center for Social Policy. Voter fraud in US elections continues to be extremely low, and people should not be forced to put their health at risk to exercise their right to vote. Read more >

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COVID-19 Has Put Our Democracy in Critical Condition

, Kendall Science Fellow

An electoral disaster is unfolding in Wisconsin.  The voting rights of thousands of voters were violated when they were given, in the words of one of the state judges who dissented in the decision to prevent the postponement of the primary: “an untenable choice: endanger your safety and potentially your life by voting or give up your right to vote by heeding the recent and urgent warnings about the fast growing pandemic.” Read more >

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Congress Must Stop Coronavirus Election Meltdown this Week

, Kendall Science Fellow

Congress has to take federal action now, this week while they are in emergency session, to ensure the integrity of our elections. Read more >

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It’s Time to Ask the Candidates: How Will You Use Science to Protect Everyone?

, Research Analyst

Now that election season is in full swing and presidential candidates are actively seeking out the opinions and viewpoints of voters, we have the rare moment to get their attention about a fundamental issue: the need for science and democracy to aid the public good. This election is an opportunity for positive change—to strengthen the ability of science to inform decisionmaking at the highest levels of our government and ensure that the channels of democracy work better for everyone. Read more >

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