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Taskforce on Election Preservation

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Natural disasters affect all Americans — whether they are Democrats or Republicans or not even registered to vote.

Keep Our Republic’s Taskforce on Election Preservation will educate state capitals about the need to prepare how best to administer elections should a catastrophic natural disaster occur.

Consider this:


Registered voters live in fire-ravaged Maui, Hawaii


Registered voters live across six flooded counties of Vermont


Counties were deemed a federal disaster after Hurricane Idalia

Meet Our Team

Gary Hart

Gary Hart


Gary Hart represented the State of Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987. In 1984 and 1988, he was a candidate for his party’s nomination for President. Before retiring from public service, he was co-chair, U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century; Chair, U.S. Department of State, International Security Advisory Board; Chair, U.S. Department of Defense, Commission on Threat Reduction; U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland. He holds graduate degrees from Yale University and Oxford University.

Bill Cohen


William Cohen is an American lawyer, author, and politician from the U.S. state of Maine. A Republican, Cohen served as both a member of the United States House of Representatives (1973–1979) and Senate (1979–1997), and as Secretary of Defense (1997–2001) under Democratic President Bill Clinton.
Tim Lewis

Timothy Lewis

Legal Advisor

Timothy Lewis co-chair’s the Schnader law firm’s ADR Practice Group. He serves as a mediator, arbitrator and settlement counselor.Before entering private practice, Judge Lewis served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania when President George H. W. Bush elevated him to the Court of Appeals in 1992. At the time of both appointments, he was the youngest federal judge in the United States. Before being appointed to the federal bench, Judge Lewis served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and as an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Jerry Goldfeder

Legal Advisor

Jerry H. Goldfeder is Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, specializing in election and campaign finance law, public integrity investigations, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Stroock, he served as Special Counsel to former New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. He practices law in Manhattan, and has represented elected officials and candidates for public office for over thirty five years—from local office to President of the United States.
Ari Mittleman

Ari Mittleman

Executive Director

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

The time to prepare is now.

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