Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two long-anticipated cases – Gill v. Whitford, dealing with a Republican gerrymander in Wisconsin, and Benisek v. Lamone, dealing with a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland.
Supreme Court rules that a Minnesota law that bans all “political” apparel at the polls is unconstitutionally vague and overbroad, but also reaffirms that states “may prohibit messages intended to mislead voters about voting requirements and procedures.”
Lawmakers passed SB 5 after numerous courts, including the full Fifth Circuit, concluded the prior strict ID law had a discriminatory effect. Advocates believe that the new law is still discriminatory, and are reviewing options for next steps.
The letter shares five specific steps states must take to protect election infrastructure from foreign interference and hacking. Signatories include individuals with a broad array of backgrounds and experience.