- the emergence of the so-called Independent State Legislature Doctrine which could be used to overturn the people’s vote;
- the risk of a contested election in the House of Representatives under the 12th Amendment;
- potential abuse of vast emergency powers held by the President and state governors or legislatures; and
- the rise of extremist groups threatening political violence and other unconventional threats to our democratic operating system.
help to educate the American people and our leaders on the dangers these unconventional threats may pose to our republic
conduct research, analyze and proposes risk mitigation strategies for the many scenarios that states may face in the process of certifying electors
advocate reform of the Electoral Count Act to eliminate ambiguities
help to mobilize a “Citizens Firewall” to protect against the abuse of Presidential and gubernatorial emergency powers and other risks to the electoral process
advocate transparency and reform of these emergency powers through Congressional oversight and new legislation
raise awareness of the risks stemming from the rise of extremist groups threatening violence and interference with the electoral process
focus our programs on several key electoral states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where we conduct educational programs on risks to the orderly electoral process
How we do it:
Using our collective expertise and collaborating with other non-partisan NGOs such as law schools, universities, bar associations and think tanks, we conduct original research and polling, publish our findings and recommendations, and engage in additional public outreach and dialogue such as town halls, panels, podcasts and multimedia interviews.