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Count. Every. Vote.

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We do not know the full outcome of the 2020 election yet. Earthjustice supports legal efforts pushing for a full count of the votes. Peaceful protest can also play a role in ensuring a fair election. Our environment, our climate, and our democracy are at stake.

The accuracy and integrity of the election depend on counting every vote. A ballot is a ballot is a ballot, whether it’s mailed in or dropped in a box at a voting booth — each holds the will of a voter.

Earthjustice’s ability to protect our environment and climate depends on the health of our democracy and the rule of law. And there is no fundamental principle more important to a democracy than free and fair elections.

Why a delay was expected:

  • This is a high-turnout election. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 million people have voted early or by mail.
  • Some states like Wisconsin and North Carolina made efforts to expand early and absentee voting to accommodate conditions brought on by the pandemic.
  • These efforts by states were the subjects of contested partisan litigation battles which either delayed or changed implementation of states’ voting protocols.

What Earthjustice is doing:

What you can do:

  • Spread the message in your online and offline social networks that we must count every vote.
  • Add your name to the Count Every Vote pledge from the National Council on Election Integrity.
A volunteer (right) helps a woman register at an early voting station at Camden Yards, on the second day of early voting in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 27, 2020.