Post Archive by Month: October,2020

Swamp Stories Episode 20: Firewall

 “Already the council has made numerous national television appearances and penned several op-eds, laying the groundwork for a greater role in educating the public, and advocating for patience and trust in our institutions in the days that lie ahead.” COVID-19 has changed many aspects of everyday life, including the way many Americans are voting. Because of this, people have increasingly

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Secretaries Chertoff, Hagel, and Panetta headlined virtual launch event for bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity

On Tuesday, October 27,  Issue One and Fix the System hosted a virtual launch event for the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders — where several members of the council discussed why it’s important to unite across party lines to vigorously defend the legitimacy of the 2020 election,

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity publishes open letter to news media ahead of the 2020 election

To all members of the media: We write to you today as members of the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders who are committed to defending the integrity of the 2020 election and to ensuring that every American’s vote is counted

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New FEC nominations “too little, too late” as agency remains MIA for 2020 election

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate attorneys Sean Cooksey and Shana Broussard to serve on the Federal Election Commission, which has been without a quorum for 117 days and counting, Issue One issued the following statement: “These new nominations are too little, too late. It is a breach of trust with the American

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Counting every vote is key for free and fair elections, says bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s comments that it would be “inappropriate” to count votes after election night, the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders — issued the following statement: “Our constitution and our state election laws require us to count every vote, including legally cast absentee

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Secretaries Chertoff, Hagel, and Panetta to headline virtual launch event tomorrow for bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity

What: The Launch of the National Council on Election Integrity When: Tuesday, October 27, from 5 – 6:15 PM EDT How: RSVP to attend this event here. The COVID-19 pandemic and a volatile political landscape are creating unprecedented challenges that must be addressed to hold a safe and secure election this year.  Against this backdrop, a bipartisan group of more

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity urges all Americans to embrace peace, patience, and patriotism this year — before, on, and after Election Day

In the wake of new reports that police departments across the country are preparing for the prospect of potential unrest on Election Day, the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders — issued the following statement: “While Americans have a constitutional right to protest, it is more important than

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10 key numbers to know about the money in the 2020 presidential race

By Amisa Ratliff and Michael Beckel With less than two weeks left until Election Day, huge sums of money are flowing into the 2020 presidential race, according to an Issue One analysis of new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday.  Here are some of the critical numbers to know from these new filings, which detail

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National Council on Election Integrity encouraged by unprecedented early voting, says all methods of voting are safe and secure

As early voting in the 2020 election continues to set new records, the National Council on Election Integrity — a bipartisan group of more than 40 government, political, and civic leaders — issued the following statement:  “It is extremely heartening that more than 40 million people have already cast their ballots and that the country appears to be on pace to

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Four critical numbers to know from the newest House and Senate campaign finance filings

Over the past three months, and with Election Day just around the corner, congressional candidates faced pressure to fill their campaign coffers. All federal candidates filed new campaign finance reports last week, which detailed their fundraising and expenditures between July 1 and September 30. Here are some key numbers to know, based on an Issue One review of these new

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