Over the course of 2020 and into 2021, Republican Attorneys General and the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) attacked our democratic institutions and voting rights, and even attempted to overturn the will of the American people in the 2020 Presidential election.
In fact, the more we learn about the deadly attack on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, the more we learn about the Republican Attorneys General and the Republican Attorneys General Association’s deep ties to the attack and the campaign to undermine our democracy.
The Republican AGs’ bad behavior is not something new, but as they attempt to…
In case you missed it, the policy arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) — known as the Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF) — sponsored and paid for robocalls promoting the “Stop the Steal” rally on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. This follows months of current and former Republican Attorneys General fueling the conspiracy theories that led to the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol through frivolous legal actions, PR stunts, and on-going efforts to undermine the 2020 elections. In fact, the New York Times recently noted that the RLDF robocall “underscored the extent to which Mr. …
As 2020 comes to a close, here’s a quick look at why the Democratic AGs earned the nickname the “muscle of the resistance” and how the Dem AG coalition came together to protect our democracy and fight for families and communities:
In the lead up to the 2020 election, Democratic Attorneys General used every legal tool available to protect access to the ballot box.
We know you’ve heard us say it a million times before: Down ballot matters. But as we close out the year that has been 2020, we wanted to take a moment to show you just some of the ways your support changed the course of this year’s election.
Because of you, the Democratic Attorneys General Association raised nearly $2 million through our small dollar digital program alone — the highest we’ve ever raised in a single year!
Your commitment to supporting down ballot races meant that our online fundraising program:
President Trump continues to test the limits of our country’s democratic norms — attacking everything from voting-by-mail and the U.S. Postal Service to illegally telling people to vote twice and urging voter intimidation at the polls. Trump has even refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power (multiple times) should he lose the election. These attacks were on full display during the first Presidential debate last week.
Democratic Attorneys General, once again, are on the front lines — using every legal tool available to protect the integrity of the upcoming election and ensure every eligible vote is counted.
Former Congressman — and failed perennial candidate for statewide office in Indiana — Todd Rokita put out a new ad misleading Hoosiers about his years of attacks on health care and repeated efforts to deny protections for pre-existing conditions, coverage for preventive care, and access to affordable health care for Hoosier seniors.
In the ad, Rokita claims he will protect pre-existing conditions as Attorney General. That is a blatant lie.
In Congress, Todd Rokita voted more than 50 times to repeal or amend the Affordable Care Act including votes to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions. …
Matt Larkin, the Washington Republican AG candidate, has repeatedly referred to himself as a “proven prosecutor” with experience “in Spokane and Pierce counties” or as someone who has “prosecuted on both sides of the mountains.” For example, in a video Larkin produced for the Washington Republican Party Convention on June 29, Larkin says, “I prosecuted in Pierce and Spokane Counties.”
The only thing Larkin is proven to be is misleading. Public records reveal Matt Larkin is not being truthful about his experience with voters.
A public records request shows that Mr. …
Last weekend, Montana’s Attorney General candidates participated in the first (and potentially only) debate before voting begins in the state. While Raph Graybill demonstrated leadership, Austin Knudsen struggled with the facts.
Here are three times Austin Knudsen didn’t tell it like it is:
Knudsen: “When I’m traveling the state, people aren’t talking about the Affordable Care Act when I’m talking about the AG’s office. They’re just not.”
Last year, Republican AG nominee Heather Heidelbaugh was criticizing President Trump left and right, often praising his critics like former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (AZ), and more.
West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey took office in 2013 as West Virginia worked to address the opioid crisis that resulted in thousands of lives lost in the state and in the middle of a lawsuit against several drug distributors for their role in exacerbating the deadly crisis.
In a state referred to as ground zero of the opioid crisis, West Virginians needed an Attorney General who would fight for justice for the thousands of families suffering from the epidemic. …