One Year Later: Legacy of January 6th Insurrection, Ongoing Efforts to Undermine Results of 2020 Election
The Center for Election Innovation & Research Releases a New Fact Sheet Looking Back on the 2020 Election
January 5, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – One year after the violent insurrection on January 6th, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol, The Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR) released a new fact sheet to reflect on the effects of the misinformation campaign around the 2020 election. The document details the facts surrounding the integrity of the vote, and the ongoing attacks on our democracy by those who facilitate them.
“The 2020 election was the most secure, transparent and secure election in American history, by any measure. More voters cast ballots on auditable paper than ever before (95%), including voters in every battleground state. Nearly every state conducted audits of those ballots confirming the results. There was more pre- and post-election litigation confirming the rules and the outcomes. Nevertheless, one year after the attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol, election officials have been harassed and threatened repeatedly by supporters of the losing candidate for president, and our democracy is in crisis,” said David Becker, JD, Executive Director and Founder of CEIR.
Becker has over 22 years of experience in elections, serving as a senior attorney with the US Department of Justice Voting Section in both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, as well as leading the elections team at The Pew Charitable Trusts, prior to founding CEIR.