Protecting the Vote 2012: Stopping Unlawful Voter Intimidation and Purges
Common Cause has been warning voters about efforts of groups that are seeking to systematically challenge voters based on unreliable data, purge eligible voters before Election Day, and intimidate people in person on November 6. Groups like True The Vote plan to place 1 million poll watchers around the country, which could mire the electoral process in gridlock.
In our recent report “Bullies At The Ballot Box” we uncovered which states side with voters when their rights are challenged, and which states side with ballot bullies. Voter intimidation is a direct attack on our democracy, but until state laws change, we need to take matters into our own hands, and the first step in fighting back is getting informed.
Common Cause is hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 4, featuring Stephen Spaulding, one of the reports’ authors, and other members of Common Cause’s Election Protection team. Whether you’re a journalist, a community leader, or just a concerned citizen, we’d love to hear from you and answer your questions during the webinar.
Join us this Thursday, Oct. 4, at 1 PM ET to hear more about our efforts to keep elections fair, free, and accessible. Register here and we’ll send you the call-in information.