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.
The Maryland state legislature has approved a bill that would establish automatic voter registration, streamlining the process at the Motor Vehicle Administration and other government offices. It now moves to the Governor's desk.
Late today, the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would include a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law said such a move will drive down participation in the census, leading to a systematic undercount that will have damaging effects on our democracy for a decade or more.