WHO IS WORKING TO ENSURE THAT US ELECTIONS ARE FAIR AND REPRESENTATIVE
The NDRC is targeting 12 states during the 2019-2020 election cycle, including 3 gubernatorial races, 13 state legislative chambers, and one down-ballot race. To learn more about the NDRC’s 2017-2018 electoral targets, please visit the ’17-’18 electoral targets page.
The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Explanation. It has been enacted into law in 16 jurisdictions with 196 electoral votes (CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA). See map. The bill will take effect when enacted by states with 74 more electoral votes. The bill has passed one house in 8 additional states with 75 electoral votes (AR, AZ, ME, MI, MN, NC, NV, OK), including a 40–16 vote in the Republican-controlled Arizona House and a 28–18 in Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate, and been approved unanimously by committee votes in two additional Republican-controlled states with 26 electoral votes (GA, MO).
GERRYMANDERING AND VOTER SUPPRESSION TECHNIQUES, MOST OFTEN USED BY REPUBLICANS IN CURRENT TIMES
The Republicans have engaged in a very effective strategy over the years to skew the results of elections to favor Republicans. They have used a variety of techniques but all of them are targeting at ensuring that American citizens don’t have the opportunity to vote.
The Voting Right Act of make it difficult for states to engage in election manipulation. However, the Roberts Court, tilting right in 2013 , made the decision to strike down the key components of the Voting Rights Act. This has led to a flood of voter suppression efforts and proven election fraud by Republicans in North Carolina in 2018.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, freeing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval.
Results . . .
3. Electoral College
4. Federal Elections Commission
Trump and Republicans are refusing to staff the FEC to keep them from oversight of American elections. The FEC cannot act without 4 of 6 members.
Hobbling of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC)
5. Voter Suppression
Suppressing votes in US elections is widespread and is done in a variety of ways. There are many excellent ways to make voting easy — vote by mail and same day voting registration are two good examples. Long term, all of these methods should be challenged but in the short run, complying with the existing rules and donating/supporting volunteers on the ground to register and make sure that voters can get to the polls in all elections, not just the 2020 presidential election.