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This Common Cause Massachusetts testimony reads, in part, 'S. 327 is a critical step towards making our generally well-run elections even better. It will encourage more people to register and vote (particularly young people), ensure that our voting machines are working properly and securely, help reduce long lines at the voting booth, and guarantee that election administrators are kept up-to-date as possible with mandatory training.'
Common Cause Massachusetts testimony in support of early voting which begins, 'The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy, and voting should be as easy and accessible as possible. Early voting allows citizens to cast their ballots at special designated polling before Election Day.'
Today the United State Supreme Court denied the request in League of Women Voters vs Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a stay of an order by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, that the legislature redraw congressional district lines because they violated the state constitution.
Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in support of a challenge to the state’s extreme partisan political gerrymander. Despite a roughly equal split in votes between the parties in each election since the 2011 redistricting, Republicans have consistently won 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. If successful, the case could result in the Court ordering the redrawing of the districts before the 2018 election.