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Following reports that a law drafted by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach prevented 23 Kansas voters with disabilities from voting in a recent election, Let America Vote President Jason Kander called on the Kansas legislature to investigate and take action to restore their voting rights: “Kris Kobach is the reason that 23 Kansans with disabilities didn’t […]

Let America Vote today called on the leadership of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary to demand additional information on judicial nominee Thomas Farr’s involvement in voter suppression schemes. Farr was nominated by President Trump earlier this year to be the U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. After Farr gave testimony […]

Even seemingly small changes negatively affect voter turnout, especially in communities of color. Overview The Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder (2013) dismantled key components of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). Originally passed to address systemic discrimination against non-white voters, especially in the South, the Voting Rights Act required certain jurisdictions […]

Following the New Hampshire GOP’s latest effort to restrict the voting rights of college students, Let America Vote President Jason Kander released the following statement: “Senator Sanborn’s amendment to House Bill 372 is the New Hampshire GOP’s latest attempt to stop college students from voting. Last session’s Senate Bill 3 is still in court, but […]

A message from Abe Rakov, Our Executive Director With the November 2017 elections now behind us, I wanted to update you on some of what Let America Vote has accomplished since Jason Kander founded the organization in February 2017. Our volunteers knocked on more than 203,000 doors between Virginia and New Hampshire, more than 65,000 […]

By Leigh Chapman, Senior Policy Advisor at Let America Vote Consider this a friendly reminder that the so-called Presidential Commission on Election Integrity was created to defend Trump’s reputation after his blatantly false statement that he only lost the popular vote because millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. Trump wanted to justify […]