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In our elections, every voice must be heard, and every vote must count. Voting should be accessible for all citizens, and our laws should promote participation in our democracy and instill trust in our elections.
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The Supreme Court case that could allow state legislatures to sabotage elections

Voters should be the ones who decide elections, not partisan politicians.

Recent voting cases and actions

The 2024 presidential election is likely to be one of the most contentious ever. In advance of the 2024 election and to protect the will of the people, Congress must update the Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1887, an outdated law that provides the primary legal framework for casting and counting Electoral College votes in presidential elections.

The ECA has not been updated since it was first enacted over 130 years ago. During the 2020 presidential election, bad actors exploited archaic language and ambiguities in the ECA to try to overturn the election results. This plan included attempts by partisan politicians to overrule the voters and throw out states’ certified presidential election results.

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On behalf of a local organizer and community engagement groups, CLC is challenging Tennessee’s felony prohibition on distributing absentee ballot applications, which deters organizations and individuals from encouraging and assisting eligible voters in obtaining mail ballots.

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Campaign Legal Center is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the dangerous and fringe Independent State Legislature (ISL) theory. This extremist legal theory would give state legislatures nearly unchecked power to set the rules for federal elections, handing politicians a license to ignore their own state constitutions and state courts when drawing congressional districts and writing voting laws.  

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What Should I Do If I Experience Voter Intimidation?