Voting rights


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New UCS Analysis: How to Protect Democracy and Public Health During 2020 Election

, Kendall Science Fellow

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have kept us from celebrating Independence Day as we should, we still have time to protect the foundation of our democracy: voting. Read more >

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How Do We Vote in the COVID-19 Era? California Carves a Path Forward

, Kendall Science Fellow

The country has a long way to go, but California is providing a path to a safe and secure election. 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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The Election Travesty in Wisconsin is a Wake-up Call for the Nation

As much as the denial of science is a hallmark of the Trump administration and the Republican Party, Wisconsin Republicans took things to a new level with their cynical decision to hold in-person voting in the midst of a deadly pandemic. As my scientist wife, Dr. Michelle Holmes, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health, put it, “This isn’t just denial of science. This is pure exploitation of science.”

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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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