Election administration & process reform

Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity condemns state bills politicizing election administration

Hundreds of bills have been introduced by state lawmakers that will change voting laws. In response, the National Council on Election Integrity released the following statement: “Across the country, state legislators have introduced legislation that would politicize election administration by taking power away from local election officials and putting it in the hands of partisan state legislators. As a recent

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Issue One’s National Council on Election Integrity convenes bipartisan panel to discuss state proposals that would impact how Americans vote

This week, Issue One and its National Council on Election Integrity convened experts from across the political spectrum for an important discussion about how state voting proposals could impact how millions of Americans vote. Moderated by Issue One’s CEO and Founder Nick Penniman, panelists included Trey Grayson, a former Republican Secretary of State of Kentucky and member of the national

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“In the wake of a successful election, legislators should be working to make the electoral process more secure and accessible — not curtailing Americans’ ability to vote,” says bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity about state voting proposals

In response to the more than 250 bills introduced by lawmakers in more than 43 states around the country to limit voting access, the National Council on Election Integrity released the following statement: “All Americans — Republicans, Democrats, and independents — should reject these misguided measures that make it more difficult to vote.  “In the wake of an election that

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity launches $400,000 ad buy addressing the recent assault on our democracy and the path forward 

In response to the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and in advance of the inauguration on January 20, the bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity has today launched a new $400,000 digital ad buy that says “it’s time to imagine a new path forward.”  The ads link to a statement from the council calling for Americans to

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Bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity statement on firing of CISA Director Chris Krebs

The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity — a group of more than 40 former elected officials, former Cabinet secretaries, retired military officials, and civic leaders — issued the following statement in the wake of news that President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): “All public servants

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Senator Rubio’s ‘safe harbor’ election bill merits bipartisan support and action

Last week, a group of 40 experts on elections and democracy released a letter imploring Congress to support a bill that would give states more time to tally election results. The letter noted that delays due to close races, legal disputes, and the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots expected during the COVID-19 pandemic could prevent states from being able to

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Stop playing politics and fund safe and secure elections

As coronavirus stimulus negotiations appear to have reached an impasse in Congress, Issue One Executive Director Meredith McGehee released the following statement:  “House Republicans have called for additional federal funding for safe and secure elections. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt has called for additional emergency federal funding. Election officials across the country have called for additional federal funding. It’s

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Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus urges Senate to include money for safe and secure elections in next coronavirus relief bill

Approximately 200 members of Issue One’s bipartisan ReFormers Caucus — the largest bipartisan group of former members of Congress, governors, and Cabinet officials ever assembled to advocate for political reform — today urged senators to include additional funding for states to administer safe and secure elections in the next coronavirus pandemic relief legislation. “If we fail to ensure a safe

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Issue One warns Congress of inaction on election funding, calls for passage of new legislation before August recess 

As the general election approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Issue One is making the case to Congress that states need resources now to avoid disaster in November.  “Issue One strongly urges you to support legislation to provide additional emergency funding to states and localities to ensure safe, secure, and credible elections in 2020 and to ensure that legislation is

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We cannot leave our elections to chance

In response to yesterday’s primary elections in Kentucky, New York, and around the nation, Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman released the following statement: “These elections appear to have gone smoothly enough, despite widespread concern they would be marked by the dysfunction we’ve seen in Georgia, Wisconsin, and other elections.  It’s a relief we didn’t see major problems yesterday,

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