In hopes of fighting back against recent election security measures, a “left-leaning group” will spend $7 million to back Democratic attorney generals and secretaries of state.
As a part of their new “democracy defender” program, End Citizens United/Let America Vote shared with CNN that they plan to endorse six candidates in key battleground states.
This move comes after the heavily contested 2020 presidential election, to which state legislators have reacted with legislation to curb election integrity doubts.
The six incumbents that the group plans to back Tuesday is Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, according to CNN.
The report notes that the group also plans to get involved in Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Arizona races, because their legislatures have moved to secure elections in their respective states.
These bills have fueled progressive advocates to “more vociferously fight to protect American’s voice and vote,” Tiffany Muller, the president of End Citizens United and Let America Vote, said.
CNN also reported that the $7 million will likely be spent in a number of ways, including mailers, grassroots, and both digital and traditional advertising.