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STATEMENT: Supreme Court Independent State Legislature Decision is a Victory for Democracy

Jun 27, 2023

PRESS RELEASE         Contact:
For Immediate Release
Date: June 27, 2023

Washington, D.C. – This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to reject the extreme “independent state legislature” theory, rejecting the latest effort by MAGA Republican states to take away the right of Americans to choose their own leaders. In response, Congressional Integrity Project senior advisor, Leslie Dach, issued the following statement: 

“Today’s decision is a clear defeat for MAGA Republicans intent on taking away the right of Americans to choose their own leaders. The ‘independent state legislature’ theory is an outrageous assault on our democracy, concocted by bad actors in an attempt to overthrow the results of elections they know they have lost. It is extremely concerning that a single justice on the court would have agreed with the theory, going against precedent and our own Constitution. Unfortunately, the fight to defend democracy and the sanctity of elections continues as MAGA Republicans, including Donald Trump, continue to deny the results of the last election and any other outcome that doesn’t go their way.”