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Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) is a non-profit organization created to promote social welfare by engaging in activities to promote the role of ethics and legal professionalism in the electoral process.

LDF Urges Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to Protect Election Integrity

 

Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam requesting that the Governor issue a state of emergency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to suspend the witness signature requirement for mail ballots.

Lawyers Democracy Fund wrote a letter to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors imploring the Governor to maintain the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots in this year’s statewide election. LDF highlighted several important reasons the Governor should reject the Board of Supervisors’ request that the Governor declare a new state of emergency for the sole purpose of eliminating the witness signature requirement for absentee ballots

Read LDF’s letter to Governor Northam in its entirety by Clicking Here.

 

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ICYMI: On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court heard oral arguments for 2 separate challenges to Act 77 (2019) which allows for "no-excuse" mail-in voting. Plaintiffs allege this is against Art. 7, Sec. 14 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. https://www.law360.com/pennsylvania/articles/1441570/pa-judges-divided-on-legislature-s-power-to-expand-voting

Today, #HR4 failed to pass a cloture vote in the U.S. Senate. @lisamurkowski was the only Republican who voted to advance the bill. See PILF President J. Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) statement below.

Senate Floor: Motion to invoke cloture to proceed with debate on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act fails 50-49, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as the lone Republican in support. This marks the fourth failed attempt by progressives to try and federalize elections.

Chuck Schumer@SenSchumer

The Senate will today vote on moving forward on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

🚨NEW POLL ALERT🚨

@ScottWRasmussen reports that 81% of #VirginiaElection voters believe photo IDs should be required for voting, including 94% of @GlennYoungkin voters and 66% of @TerryMcAuliffe voters. #VAgov

https://scottrasmussen.com/election-night-poll-virginia-voters-believe-america-founded-on-noble-ideals-students-should-use-bathroom-of-their-biological-gender/

S4, which the Left is bringing up for a vote today, is a sweeping partisan power grab. The bill rewrites the law so fringe activists can try to change voting rules whenever they fear losing an election.

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LDF Press Release: Secretary Ashlee Titus Speaks before Congress


Ashlee N. Titus, who serves as the Secretary and on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Democracy Fund, testified before Congress on June 11, 2021 in the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections. The Committee’s hearing, titled “The Potential For Polling Place Quality And Restrictions On Opportunities To Vote To Interfere With Free And Fair Access To The Ballot,” focused on means by which to improve free and fair access to the ballot and how to improve polling place quality and reduce lines for voting. 

Ms. Titus explained how laws aimed at increasing voter access often fail to increase voter turnout and only risk undermining the entire electoral system they are trying to improve when they are enacted without proper safeguards. She offered a solution to increase voter participation: increase voter confidence by letting states enact election integrity safeguards. Ms. Tituss highlighted the need for states to be free to enact laws that best serve the needs of their electorates.

Click Here to read LDF’s full press release.

Click Here to watch Ashlee Titus’ testimony before Committee.

Click Here to view Ashlee Titus’ written testimony before the Committee.

 

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LDF Letter to Virginia Governor Urges Election Integrity

Last week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam requesting that the Governor issue a state of emergency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to suspend the witness signature requirement for voters casting their ballots by mail. Lawyers Democracy Fund wrote…

LDF Publishes H.R. 4 (2021) Analysis

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