Challenging Voter Suppression
The 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.
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Project Vote requests that Gov. Deal speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more
Project Vote requests that Gov. Scott speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more
Project Vote requests that Gov. Ducey speak out against voter intimidation and develop plans to deal with illegal poll monitoring and other intimidation tactics. Read more
Project Vote election counsel, Niyati Shah reminds everyone—voters, advocates, and even potential “election observers”— that there are federal laws protecting people who go to the polls on November 8. Read more
A statement from Project Vote president Michael Slater on Donald Trump's call for poll watchers, and his refusal to say whether he will accept the outcome of the election. Read more
In an open letter sent by the Election Protection Coalition today, Project Vote joins 75 other national and state-based civil rights organizations in calling on the leadership of America's major political parties to stand up against voter intimidation efforts. Read more
Project Vote joins 75 other voting rights organizations in calling on party leadership to denounce recent appeals to deploy observers and law enforcement against imagined voter fraud. Read more
BillMoyers.com answers readers' questions on voter fraud and voter suppression. Read more
Congress has had an urgent task on its plate for two years now, yet it has failed to act. Read more
Today, the Voter Empowerment Act (VEA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. Estelle Rogers, legislative director for Project Vote,... Read more