Democracy


A Call to Action on the Voting Rights Act

, Kendall Science Fellow

The times call for a Third Reconstruction. Read more >

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COVID-19 Election Update: Will the Senate be Complicit in Electoral Disaster?

, Kendall Science Fellow

We will eventually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but our democracy may never recover from a major electoral disaster. Read more >

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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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