As SCOTUS Hears Dangerous Independent State Legislature Theory Case, DLCC Midterm Wins Safeguard Democracy

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WASHINGTON — Today, oral arguments begin in the conservative Supreme Court for Moore v. Harper, a case that could codify the fringe “independent state legislature theory” and give MAGA Republicans in states across the country unchecked power over federal elections. This hearing comes on the heels of the midterms, where the DLCC and state Democrats flipped and defended key chambers on the path to the presidency in states such as Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania ahead of 2024. 

“The DLCC’s critical victories this cycle will help safeguard our democracy, but let’s be clear: the danger has not passed,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “Democrats secured majorities in states that oversee nearly 270 electoral votes, and defeated GOP election deniers and insurrectionists, in an effort to protect our election system leading up to 2024. But if the Supreme Court sides with radical MAGA Republicans in this case, American democracy itself will be pushed into chaos. We already know that the power-hungry MAGA GOP does not respect the will of the voters and if given the greenlight by the Supreme Court, they will rig congressional maps, pass even more extreme anti-voter bills and even threaten election outcomes. The only way to guarantee that every vote will be respected and counted is to elect state Democrats to protect democracy and system of checks and balances.” 

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee was the first and only entity committed to identifying, tracking, and condemning the hundreds of Republican state lawmakers who aided and abetted Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. In 2022, state Democrats saw their best midterm year in modern history, beating GOP election deniers and insurrectionists in the process.