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Testimony From Common Cause Maryland Concerning HB17 Elective Franchise Registration and Voting at Polling Places

February 21, 2013

This Common Cause Maryland testimony which begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports HB 17, which would allow a qualified voter to both register and vote either during early voting or also on Election Day itself. A_ No eligible voter should be prevented from voting because of his or her name falling off the voter rolls, complex registration rules, or the inability to register to vote on Election Day.' _

Common Cause Maryland Testimony on SB 279 Election Law - Improving Access to Voting

February 21, 2013

This Common Cause Maryland testimony begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports SB 279, which would expand early voting and allow citizens to register to vote at polling centers. Taken together, these two elements are a critical combination for increasing voter participation in elections. Early voting is proven and popular ? but that measure alone does not guarantee new voters in the process. States that combine same day registration with early voting lead the nation in voter turnout. It is a critical combination.'

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Litigation

CO_012113_Gessler_Order_DebraJohnson.pdf

January 21, 2013

Court document which reads, in part, 'Plaintiff, Scott Gessler, the Secretary of State of Colorado (Secretary), filed this action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against Debra Johnson, the Clerk and Recorder for the City and County of Denver (Denver Clerk), relating to mailing election ballots to a particular class of electors in the November 1, 2011 statewide election.'

CO_101311_Gessler_answer_brief.pdf

October 13, 2011

This court document is a brief from Defendent Scott Gessler (Attorney General of Colorado at the time)�in a case regarding�of lobbying ethics.

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Democracy Wire

'I Will Not Be Complicit'

October 24, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

US Sen. Jeff Flake went to the Senate floor on Tuesday to deliver an extraordinary speech bemoaning the course of his party and the nation under President Trump.

The Incredible Vanishing Commission

October 23, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

A report today in The Guardian suggests that President Trump's voter fraud commission has either broken down or gone underground.

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Press Releases

$150,000 in Russian Facebook Political Ads Necessitate Immediate FEC Response

September 6, 2017

Today’s revelations that fake accounts in Russia bought approximately $150,000 in political ads on Facebook demands a complete and immediate response from the Federal Election Commission. The Commission’s intransigence on the issue of curbing the threat of foreign influence in our elections must stop now as this is likely only the tip of the iceberg.

Illinois Becomes 10th State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration

August 29, 2017

Today, Illinois became the tenth state, along with the District of Columbia, to successfully enact automatic voter registration (AVR). Governor Bruce Rauner signed into a law a bill that creates more accessible and secure elections by automatically registering voters unless they opt out of the program.

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