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Voting & Elections 11.14.2018

ELECTION PROTECTION IDENTIFIES DOXXING OF FLORIDA ELECTION OFFICIALS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTIFIED

Yesterday morning, Election Protection discovered Facebook and Twitter posts doxxing south Florida election officials. The posts target Brenda Snipes, the Supervisor of Elections of Broward County, and Susan Bucher, the Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach County. Both are women of color. The posts disclose the officials’ names, addresses, phone numbers, photos, and photos of their homes. Election Protection immediately reported this content to Facebook and Twitter, who promptly removed it from their sites. Election Protection also notified Ms. Snipes and Ms. Bucher directly and reported this incident to the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice.

11.13.2018

Common Cause, North Carolina Democratic Party, Individual Voters Sue in North Carolina State Court Over Partisan Gerrymandering of North Carolina General Assembly

Voting & Elections 11.12.2018

Common Cause & League of Women Voters Seek Injunction to Remove Gov. Scott from Any Role in Florida Recounts

Today, Common Cause Florida and the League of Women Voters of Florida filed suit seeking a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to remove Gov. Rick Scott from any role in the recount of the 2018 Florida General Election. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida Tallahassee Division.

Hundreds of Protests Nationwide Call for Protecting Mueller Russia Investigation & Recusal of Acting A.G. Whitaker

Tonight, in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets in protest to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s attacks on the 2016 presidential race. Protesters demanded that the investigation proceed without interference and stressed that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker immediately recuse himself from overseeing the investigation in light of his own conflicts of interest.

Court Strikes Down Maryland Gerrymander, Orders Fair Map for 2020

“The court clearly sided with voters today by declaring that an unconstitutional, partisan gerrymander in Maryland squashed political participation and speech,” said Kathay Feng, the national redistricting director for Common Cause. “Gerrymandering is an abuse of power no matter who does it, and both Democrats and Republicans use it for their political gain.”

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