Intimidation & Challenges

Challenging Voter Suppression

Voter IntimidationThe right to vote has been one of the most challenged individual rights in the history of this country. Unfortunately, illegal and cynical attempts to suppress the vote and manipulate voters persist to this day. Among the strategies used are voter intimidation and voter challenges.

In recent years, Election Day challenges to voter eligibility have resulted in a number of controversies in polling places across the country. The fact that areas with large minority populations have been consistently targeted for aggressive challenges indicates that unlawful voter suppression tactics are a continuing concern in our country.

Project Vote’s legal team responds to reports of voter intimidation, and works to enact policies that both protect voters and reinstate confidence in the integrity of our electoral system.

Roanoke Rally Issues Call to Action on Voting Rights

By Benjamin Anderson June 27, 2015

Congress has had an urgent task on its plate for two years now, yet it has failed to act. Read more

Voter Empowerment Act would Improve Elections for Both Voters and Officials

By Project Vote March 19, 2015

Today, the Voter Empowerment Act (VEA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. Estelle Rogers, legislative director for Project Vote,... Read more

Here Are Five Common Voter Suppression Tactics To Watch For

Voter turnout is key in many races around the country, and so voter suppression tactics tend to crop up right before an election… Read more

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The Role of Voter Suppression in the 2016 Election

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While the full impact of voter suppression measures in the United States is unclear, we do have a glimpse into all the many barriers that affected voters and would-be voters in the 2016 elections. Read more

NC NAACP v. NC SBOE: U.S. Statement of Interest

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U.S. Department of Justice submitted this statement of interest in NC NAACP v. NC SBOE, a case concerning wrongful purging of the voter rolls in North Carolina in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. Read more

Gov. Deal Asked to Ensure Voters Are Free From Intimidation at the Polls

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R. Robin McDonald writes about our letter to Gov. Deal asking him to take action to protect Georgia voters from intimidation at the polls. Read more

Pennsylvania’s Guidance on Voter Intimidation Serves as a Model For Other States

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Pennsylvania takes steps to ensure Election Day runs smoothly and fairly in light of dangerous rhetoric about rigged elections and vigilante poll monitors. Project Vote encourages other states to follow suit. Read more

Project Vote Calls on Governors to Protect Voters and Allay Fears of Violence and Intimidation

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Project Vote has asked the governors of several states to take steps to reassure their citizens that they can expect a safe voting environment on Election Day. Read more

Letter to Governor of NC on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. McCrory speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of WI on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Walker speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of OH on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Kasich speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of MI on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Snyder speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more

Letter to Governor of LA on Voter Intimidation

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Project Vote requests that Gov. Edwards speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more