Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Condemns Attempts to Thwart Voter Participation


OCTOBER 27, 2016

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, issued the statement below condemning the “call to action” by an organization known as Oath Keepers:

“Oath Keepers has stated that it will use its supposed “significant capabilities in conducting covert operations, intelligence gathering, and investigation” to combat alleged “voter fraud.”  There is no place in our democracy for this form of vigilantism and extremism.  This is particularly so given that their efforts seem directed against minority communities.   Their eleventh hour antics should be dismissed as an anti-democratic attempt to chill voter participation this election cycle.

Voters who encounter problems or learn of voter intimidation efforts in their communities should contact Election Protection, the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection program led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, at 866-OUR-VOTE.”