Trevor Potter Comments on Elections During Coronavirus
The pandemic has, as of April, altered the U.S. election landscape with many states delaying primary elections and forcing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to change its convention from July to mid-August to protect public health and ensure that everyone can engage in the voting process.
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“Our election processes and infrastructure will continue to be tested by the coronavirus. Policymakers and election officials must ensure that every eligible American has access to the ballot box because the essence of democracy is that every eligible voter must have the opportunity to participate. Elections have endured in other times of crisis, and they will in 2020,” said Trevor Potter, President of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and a former Republican Chairman of the Federal Election Commission.
Trevor Potter is also a Member of the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.
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