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This backgrounder can be used by members of the media and the public to guide their understanding of the electoral process of electing a President.
On September 17, 2020 Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for allegedly creating a straw donor scheme where he reimbursed his employees at New Breed Logistics and XPO Logistics, using his own funds and/or corporate funds, after they donated to political campaigns.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued written guidance on how the state will handle mail-in ballot return envelopes. The processes include multiple secure methods used by the voter’s county board of election to verify that the qualified voter’s absentee or mail-in application is complete and that the requirements are satisfied. The guidance comes in response to a lawsuit brought by Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and partners.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a motion to intervene on behalf of its client, the League of Women Voters of Montana.
On September 11, 2020, the full membership of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the trial court decision in Jones v. DeSantis. The Eleventh Circuit’s decision allows Florida’s pay-to-vote system for people with past felony convictions to remain in place.
Poll commissioned by Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Protect Democracy and conducted by GS Strategy Group (R) and ALG Research (D). The online poll lasted from July 28-31, 2020 and surveyed 1,000 likely voters nationwide. The results show wide support for increased election funding.
A federal court in Tennessee granted enjoined Tennessee’s requirement that first-time voters who register by mail, including those who register for the first time online, vote in person the first time they cast a ballot.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted Campaign Legal Center's (CLC) motion requiring DOJ to conduct an adequate search for documents about the citizenship question and requiring DOJ to disclose drafts of the letter requesting the citizenship question.