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Statement from Members of the Voting Rights Working Group on Voter Integrity and the 2020 Elections

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PRESS STATEMENT

 

November 2, 2020 

 

Media Contact: Sandra Hernández, [email protected], (310) 386 5768             

Elianne Ramos, 212-739-7513,  [email protected]

Statement from Members of the Voting Rights Working Group on Voter Integrity and the 2020 Elections

  

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Members of the Voting Rights Working Group today issued the following statement: 

"False and unsupported allegations, no matter the source, should not undermine belief in election integrity.  There is no credible evidence of significant voter fraud in the United States in the last 50 years.  This is true regardless of multiplying advance allegations of such a threat to election integrity. This is true regardless of increasingly suppressive steps taken in the name of prevention of supposed unlawful voting. This is true regardless of the creation of any abortive national task force to look at unsupported allegations of improper voting in 2016. This is true regardless of how long it takes for all votes cast to be counted and results finalized. Finally, this is true regardless of how many voters choose to cast their votes remotely by mail or drop-off. Remote voting has been legitimately utilized by millions of voters over decades, without any evidence of significant fraud. 

"Simply put, there is no evidence of any conspiracy to have significant numbers of ineligible voters cast ballots in United States elections.

"We therefore conclude that we should all have full confidence that the results of our 2020 elections will not be tainted by improper voting. We should reject all allegations of “voter fraud” that cannot overcome this long and incontrovertible history with substantial and verifiable evidence."

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The Voting Rights Working Group is a loose consortium of the nation’s most prominent and experienced non-profit organizations pursuing voting rights litigation on behalf of racial minorities. Our member organizations are non-partisan legal advocacy groups with decades of experience in using the law to promote and protect the voting rights of people of color.  Our member organizations include:     

  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
  • Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
  • Demos
  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund)
  • Native American Rights Fund
  • Southern Coalition for Social Justice

About LatinoJustice

LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For more than 40 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout New York and beyond. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit www.latinojustice.org