Earlier this week, Nebraska joined 17 other U.S. states in support of a lawsuit by the Texas attorney general that challenges the results of the November election in other states. Nebraska’s secretary of state, Bob Evnen, and Gov. Pete Ricketts both have expressed support for this action.
It’s unfortunate that Nebraska officials have chosen to be a party to this latest legal action seeking to invalidate the results of November’s free and fair election. Dozens of courts, both state and federal and involving judges from different political parties, have correctly rejected similar efforts to nullify the will of the voters in states around the country. The action Nebraska has chosen to join is no different from any that have come before it.
Amid a global pandemic, state officials across the country – including in Nebraska – worked diligently to ensure our democratic systems continued to function and that citizens’ voices could be heard. The Texas-based lawsuit seeks to undermine that necessary work. And regardless of its eventual outcome, this action serves only to damage Americans’ confidence in our elections and our democracy.
- It is a violation of the U.S. Constitution to meddle in other states’ elections.
- Nebraskans benefited from the same expanded absentee voting practices that are the target of this action.
- Dozens of courts already have found the claims in the suit to be without any foundation.
- The suit undermines American democracy by subverting the will of voters.
Don’t delay – do it today. And, thanks for all that you do.
Director of Voting Rights