No More Stolen Elections!

Unite for Voting Rights and Democratic Elections

US: Groups warn voter suppression only getting worse

One year after the 2016 presidential election, rights groups say voter suppression laws have only gotten worse in the United States.

Voters in a dozen cities and states went to the polls on Tuesday to vote on everything from city mayor to state governor.

But rights groups warned that many faced requirements to prove their identity that did not exist a year ago.

Rigged - How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8, 2016, she went to the Clinton Rose Senior Center, her polling site on the predominantly black north side of Milwaukee, to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton. “Voting is important to me because I know I have a little, teeny, tiny voice, but that is a way for it to be heard,” she said. “Even though it’s one vote, I feel it needs to count.”

Recalls and Recounts

The Wisconsin Wave and other key movement formations of the Wisconsin Uprising continued well beyond 2011, playing critical roles in efforts to safeguard from abuse the re-call elections of state legislators and of Governor Walker. The Wave played a key role in pushing back against efforts the Democratic National Committee to end the recall drive against Scott Walker, and later, in the summer of 2012, organized a mass volunteer hand recount and audit of critical counties and districts in the gubernatorial recall election.

Bring the Guard Home: It’s the Law!

Liberty Tree’s work to build a movement to democratize defense made its next major foray with Bring the Guard Home: It’s the Law!, a national effort that eventually grew to include campaigns in 20 states to end the unconstitutional deployment of National Guard units to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other wars of aggression.

No Stolen Elections!

The No Stolen Elections! campaign of 2004 brought together voting rights and pro-democracy activists and organizations in preparing for the possibility of a repeat of election fraud like that of Florida in 2000. Operating at the websites Nov3.US and, Liberty Tree built a coalition of scores of prominent individuals and organizations in issuing a pledge of action on July 4th, 2004:

The Republican sabotage of vote recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin

Michigan officials declared in late November that Trump won the state's count by 10,704 votes. But hold on -- a record 75,355 ballots were not counted.

The uncounted ballots came mostly from Detroit and Flint, majority-Black cities that vote Democratic.

According to the machines that read their ballots, these voters waited in line, sometimes for hours, yet did not choose a president. Really?