The peaceful transfer of power is foundational in our democracy — and now, it may well be the final norm Common Cause must defend from Donald Trump. We’re closely monitoring all election litigation that comes from his campaign, and we are ready to intervene if needed.
Voters faced unprecedented threats this year: not just a global pandemic, but a president who did all he could to suppress people’s right to vote safely — spreading disinformation, sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service to block vote-by-mail, and recruiting partisan operatives to intimidate voters at the polls. And, voters faced other obstacles — partisan dirty tricks, racist voting restrictions, and an underfunded election system — that they’ve had to contend with for decades.
But despite all, democracy prevailed, voters overcame obstacles to ensure their voices would be heard. And despite a nationwide pandemic, we saw record turnout — with more than 140 million Americans voting by mail or safely in person. Now, the peaceful transfer of power must commence.