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Brennan Center: Why the election lawsuits will fail; there’s no evidence, just baseless accusations

By Myrna Perez Brennan Center for Justice Earlier, I wrote that the flurry of lawsuits filed by President Trump’s campaign were unlikely to have an impact on the election and laid out the reasons why. Since then, more lawsuits have been filed by the Trump campaign and other sympathizers, like the Republican National Committee and True the Vote. In total, 31 such suits have been filed since Election...

Alice Bannon: Brennan Center for Justice believes Ginsburg should not be replaced until after election

It is less than 50 days until Election Day. If Senate Majority Leader McConnell follows through on his pledge that he will consider a nominee by President Trump to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg it will be more than rank hypocrisy. It will be a full-on crisis for the country, the Supreme Court, and our democracy. The Court touches virtually every aspect of our lives — from marriage, to health...

Brennan Center Analysis: The false narrative of vote-by-mail fraud; mail ballots essential during COVID

By Wendy Weiser and Harold Ekeh The Brennan Center for Justice If we are to have safe, healthy, and fair elections this year in the face one of the worst pandemics in a century, Americans must make widespread use of mail ballots. Election administrators and other leaders from across the political spectrum have urged support to make the necessary adjustments to their election infrastructure....

Commentary: Kentucky’s incoming governor has a mandate to restore voting rights, should take action

By Eliza Sweren-Becker and Sean Morales-Doyle Brennan Center for Justice   On Election Day, voters in Kentucky made a strong statement in support of expanding democracy and restoring voting rights to people with past felony convictions, building on a years-long trend around the country. Ending Kentucky’s policy of lifetime felony disfranchisement was a prominent part of Andy Beshear’s platform...