Bullies at the Ballot Box


Protecting the Freedom to Vote Against Wrongful Challenges and Intimidation


Common Cause and Demos have analyzed laws in 10 key states governing voter intimidation and organized efforts to block Americans from voting . The report reviews Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, summarizing each state’s practices, and providing a set of recommendations for improvement. The report describes the threat posed by groups that are training volunteers to challenge and confront other Americans as they go to the polls. Voter intimidation is illegal under federal law and in all 10 states surveyed.  The report shows that clear rules will ensure that eligible Americans can exercise their civic responsibility to vote.

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