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Voting & Elections 11.3.2020

Politico: After dire warnings, Election Day voting issues are ‘isolated and sporadic’

“As we approach the end of the voting period and polls start to close in the Eastern time zone, I'm happy to report that overall, this has been a pretty smooth Election Day for a very challenging year,” Karen Hobert Flynn, president of the good governance group Common Cause, said. “That certainly doesn't mean there were not problems or that voters didn't have barriers, because they did,” she said, calling it “nothing that seems out of the norm.”

Voting & Elections 11.3.2020

Associated Press: Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

"This is an hour by hour, maybe minute by minute situation in Pennsylvania," said Suzanne Almeida, interim executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania. “We will be prepared, however, to do whatever we need to to make sure every eligible vote gets counted.”

Voting & Elections 11.3.2020

The Guardian: Judge dismisses Republican effort to invalidate Texas drive-through ballots

And even though the court upheld drive-through voting, the confusion over the issue itself could disenfranchise voters, said Anthony Gutierrez – the executive director of Common Cause, a non-partisan organization dedicated to upholding democracy. He added that these challenges to voter accessibility can be successful in turning away new voters, even if the case is ultimately rejected. “It’s super clear they want any new people to not be voting in Texas,” Gutierrez said. “A lot of people don’t understand which IDs they need or what the requirements are for vote-by-mail or curbside, it can just be confusing enough that they opt out and decide it seems like a lot of trouble.”

Voting & Elections 11.3.2020

CNN: Officials brace for lines and lawsuits as polls open on Election Day

Karen Hobert Flynn, the president of Common Cause, told reporters on Monday: "We need to let our election officials do their job and count every vote because that is what democracies are supposed to do."

Voting & Elections 11.2.2020

Washington Post: The million-dollar question on the election’s eve: Who is left to vote?

“We are confident we’ll see record turnout here by the end of the election night,” said Quentin Turner, who runs the voter protection operation in Michigan for Common Cause, a nonpartisan group. “We are a little above 50 percent of our 2016 total in early votes alone. Many folks in Michigan want to vote in person; it’s an important tradition here.”

Voting & Elections 11.2.2020

Associated Press: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votes

“Make sure, regardless what happens with litigation, that your vote is counted,” said Sylvia Albert, director of voting and elections for Common Cause, which called for Barrett to recuse herself from any potential election litigation. “To me, it seems a clear voter-suppression tactic and an effort to invalidate ballots” that a party does not think are for them. “I would hope the court would see that as an obvious power grab, but the reality is, we don’t know what the court would do,” Albert said.

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