LDF Files Brief in Support of Texas Election Integrity Law
On June 6, LDF filed an amicus brief in La Union del Pueblo Entero v. Abbott which is currently before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The brief argues that the challenged law, known as S.B. 1, “bring[s] Texas in line with the election laws and practices implemented by many other states for the purpose of safeguarding election integrity and bolstering public confidence in elections.”
LDF Supports Lawsuit by Two Disenfranchised Voters Against Luzerne County, PA
Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) has backed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of two voters whose constitutional right to vote was violated by the County of Luzerne, Pennsylvania, on Election Day 2022.
Plaintiffs William French and Melynda Anne Reese attempted to vote at their assigned polling places on Election Day but were turned away due to a catastrophic paper shortage caused by Defendants’ noncompliance with the clear requirements of the Pennsylvania Election Code for the minimum number of paper ballots each polling place must have. Mr. French, a disabled Army veteran, and Ms. Reese, a caregiver to her dependent husband, both tried multiple times to vote on Election Day but could not vote due to Luzerne County’s failures.
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LDF Publishes Database of Redistricting Literature
LDF serves as a resource for lawyers, journalists, policymakers, courts, and others interested in the electoral process. Therefore, LDF regularly conducts, funds, and publishes research and in-depth analysis regarding the effectiveness of current and proposed election methods, including the decennial redistricting process.
LDF recently filed an amicus curiae brief at the United States Supreme Court in Merrill v. Milligan to advocate for clear standards in the application of the Voting Rights Act in the redistricting process, and LDF is pleased to publish a database of redistricting literature as a resource for those interested in redistricting.
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On August 15, LDF joined Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (RITE) in filing a comment letter on the July 2023 draft of Arizona’s Election Procedures Manual (EPM). First, LDF and RITE expressed total agreement with the public comment letter previously submitted jointly by the Speaker of the Arizona…
A challenge to a D.C. ranked-choice voting proposal is coming from the left, demonstrating that citizens and organizations across the political spectrum recognize the problems with ranked-choice voting. The D.C. Democratic Party filed a lawsuit earlier this month, arguing that the Make All Votes Count Act should be kept off…
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is predominantly composed of liberal justices for the first time in 15 years after Justice Janet Protasiewicz was sworn in on August 1st. This is expected to have significant impact on the rulings coming out of the court, including in several pending and anticipated election law…