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Oct 2, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read
NEW REPORT: The National Task Force on the Rule of Law and Democracy releases a new report designed to turn what have traditionally been unwritten rules and norms of government behavior into commonsense, bipartisan laws. It is time to turn soft norms into hard law. The Task Force — chaired by former U.S. Attorney @PreetBharara and former New Jersey Governor @GovCTW — recommend taking the following steps.
Aug 22, 2018 14 tweets 4 min read
This year, Americans like you can play a vital role in the fight to #ProtectTheVote by asking your state and local election officials if they are following the steps below! Step 1: If your jurisdiction uses electronic voting machines, ask if local officials provide each polling site with enough emergency paper ballots for 2-3 hours of peak voting in case of machine malfunctions or failures.
Jul 20, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
TWEET THREAD (1/8) 📢 OUR NEW RESEARCH on voter purges — when election officials remove names from voter registration lists — has alarming findings, with major implications for the integrity of our #democracy: (2/8) Almost 4 million more names were purged between 2014 and 2016 than between 2006 and 2008 — 33% growth, much higher than the growth in eligible voters and in the larger population.
Jun 15, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
(1/7) Countering Violent Extremism programs already harmed minority communities without providing any national security benefit. A new Brennan Center analysis shows that the Trump administration has made the problem far worse. (2/7) These programs unfairly target Muslim and minority communities as inherently susceptible to terrorism. They conflate community services and intelligence gathering, often under false pretenses, undermining trust between law enforcement and communities.
Sep 8, 2017 13 tweets 2 min read
1/ 'Fraud Commission' relying on a Heritage Foundation database—but database review finds greatly exaggerated data 2/ The database includes 744 "cases" involving nearly 1100 individuals – but only 105 cases come from the last 5 years.