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To: U.S. Secretaries of State

Sign if you agree: Top election officials must reject Trump’s lies

Sign if you agree: Top election officials must reject Trump’s lies

By 2022, elections in states like Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin could be taken over by politicians who have co-signed Donald Trump’s dangerous, long-disproven lies about the election that he lost.

All election officials, including Secretaries of State, should fight to make elections fairer and more accessible, not spread outlandish conspiracy theories to win a disgraced former president’s favor. Anyone in this hugely important role should, at a minimum, condemn Trump’s lies and prioritize solutions that welcome voters in -- not shut them out.

Why is this important?

The politicians who tried hardest to undermine Americans’ faith in our elections may soon be the ones running them.

You read that right: Republicans who are pushing Trump’s Big Lie and still question our nation’s election integrity -- despite countless audits and evaluations -- are running for Secretary of State in swing states like Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Nevada.

This could have a devastating impact on our freedom to vote. Secretaries of State have an enormous amount of power over state elections -- and if they start to put Trump’s conspiracy theories at the center of their policymaking, they’ll churn out harmful, far-reaching rules that silence eligible voters, especially Black and Brown voters.

They’ll come after mail-in voting, ballot drop boxes, and more. They could give Republican state legislatures the power to override the will of the people if they’re unhappy with an election result.

Their intentions are clear: Republicans are furious that they couldn’t rig our democracy to keep Trump in office -- and now, they’re trying to seize enough power in swing states to make sure they get their way next time.

That’s why we’re demanding that Secretaries of State nationwide recommit to putting voters’ rights first, not Trump’s whims. We believe that the top voting official in every state should run elections that are accessible to all eligible voters, should speak out against voter suppression -- and should work hard to pass proven pro-voter reforms that make our democracy more representative.

If you agree and want to join the nationwide outcry, add your name today.


Reasons for signing

  • Trumpist authoritarianism is the most severe threat to U.S. democracy since the Confederacy seceded from the Union in 1861, and is similar in its ferocity and violence. Many pro-Trump Capital rioters carried Confederate flags to the Capital on January 6th.
  • Just to feel heard maybe? Maybe feel like we can avoid a slide into authoritarianism.
  • Venom, lies, & hate is all he knows to garner attention. He's a dangerous corrupt creature who must be permanently stopped.

Updates

2021-10-13 16:59:11 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

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500 signatures reached

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100 signatures reached

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