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By Chris deLaubenfels, Director of Policy and Communications, Let America Vote Contempt and the Census On Wednesday, Congress voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas related to why the Trump administration wanted to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census. Last […]

By Chris deLaubenfels, Director of Policy and Communications, Let America Vote 2020 Census Victory It looks like the rollercoaster ride of whether or not the citizenship question will go on the 2020 census has finally come to an end. On Thursday, President Trump announced that his citizenship question would not be going on the 2020 […]

By Chris deLaubenfels, Director of Policy and Communications, Let America Vote SCOTUS on Gerrymandering: Not My Problem In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that partisan gerrymandering is nonjusticiable. What does nonjusticiable mean? Basically that even if a gerrymander violates citizens’ constitutional rights (it does) it is not the role of the courts to […]

Washington, DC — Let America Vote National Political Director Porsha White released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision: “Today, the Supreme Court dealt another major blow to democracy in America. The Supreme Court punted on protecting voters from extreme partisan gerrymandering, which strips Americans of their fundamental constitutional right: to use the ballot […]

By Chris deLaubenfels, Director of Policy and Communications, Let America Vote An End to Gerrymandering in the Granite State? As we wait for the Supreme Court’s decision on extreme partisan gerrymandering, Democratic legislators in New Hampshire have moved a bill forward that would establish an independent redistricting panel to draw the state’s legislative districts after […]