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ELECTION INTEGRITY INDEX

Who runs the elections in your state? How well is your state prepared for November? How does the Electoral College math work?

ARE WE READY?

The federal government does not directly administer our democratic elections. The states do. And each state has a specific election official, typically the Secretary of State, who oversees the process.

These public servants are responsible for ensuring a smooth and inclusive vote - which does not always go as plannedThey are also the individuals who will formally certify election results in each state, and will have the power to stand up and reject conspiracy theories designed to undermine faith in our democratic system. 

 

We've indexed twelve key states leading into this November's election - all of which are under some degree of Republican control and bring varying levels of risk. 119 Electoral Votes come from swing states with unified Republican government. There are no swing states under unified Democratic state government.

 

You can also find your state's chief election official on our clickable map to let them know you expect them to do their job and uphold the results of America's free and fair elections.

Highest Risk

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Florida

Sec. Laurel Lee

Grade: D+

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Georgia

Sec. B. Raffensperger

Grade: D

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Iowa

Sec. Paul Pate

Grade: C+

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Ohio

Sec. Frank LaRose

Grade: C-

State info

The Pivot States

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Nevada

Sec. B. Cegavske

Grade: B-

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Pennsylvania

Sec. Kathy Boockvar

Grade: C

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Wisconsin

Adm. Meagan Wolfe

Grade: C

State info

Arizona

Sec. Katie Hobbs

Grade: B-

State info

Watch List

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North Carolina

Dir. K. Brinson Bell

Grade: B-

State info

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New Hampshire

Sec. Bill Gardner

Grade: C+

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Michigan

Sec. Jocelyn Benson

Grade: B-

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Nebraska

Sec. Bob Evnan

Grade: C-

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Find Your State Election Official

This map lays out the current imbalance in state government control and how that impacts the Electoral Vote count. We've looked at the composition of state government in all 50 states - who holds the governorship, the Secretary of State position, and control of the state legislature.

We then grouped states based on partisan lean according to recent presidential polling.

The shades of red represent states that lean comfortably Republican and operate under unified Republican government or split state government. There are 17 such states, representing 111 EVs. 

The shades of blue represent states that lean comfortably Democratic and operate under unified Democratic government or split state government. There are 19 such states, representing 239 EVs. 

The three shades of purple represent swing states based on the most recent available polling. These states account for 188 EVs, they will decide the election, and they are overwhelmingly controlled by Republicans at the state level.  Seven swing states, representing 69 EVs, have split state government.

 

The seven remaining swing states, representing 119 EVs, are run by unified Republican state government. There are zero swing states run by unified Democratic state government.

89

Safe R,

State Gov R

22

Lean R,

State Split

119

69

Swing,

State Gov R

Swing,

State Split

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Swing,

State Gov D

69

Lean D,

State Split

170

Safe D, 

State Gov D

This imbalance is why we're insisting that state election officials remain committed to the principles of democracy over party, and honor the truth over conspiracy theories. We're fighting for nothing less than the survival of free and fair elections in the United States.

 

Lend your voice by taking action and contacting your elected officials. 

 

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