Media / February 26, 2021

CNN: Republican legislators around the country seek to strip governors and officials of emergency election powers

By considering criminal penalties for officials who alter deadlines, "the legislature is saying: 'We are the only people in the world that can be trusted with elections,' " Alex Gulotta, Arizona state director of All Voting is Local, told CNN." 'Election officials who are the professionals, can't be trusted. The governor can't be trusted. The secretary of state can't be trusted.' "

Press Releases / February 25, 2021

Behind Closed Doors, Georgia’s Legislature is Rushing to Dismantle Voting Rights

ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia State Director Aklima Khondoker issued the following statement in response to the Georgia legislature’s covert and hurried process to hear approximately 50 anti-voter bills without a proper public hearing or comment period:

Media / February 25, 2021

CNN: Arizona Republicans propose giving lawmakers — not election officials — final review of election results

"This policy is driven by lies and it disenfranchises voters. It's time to silence the people. Because the people were heard in November and some people don't like what they heard," Alex Gulotta from All Voting is Local Arizona said in an interview with CNN.

"It really is the tyranny of ignorance. A subset of people who are so concerned with maintaining their power they are willing to do anything, and part of it is to continue this falsehood about our elections," he added.

Media / February 25, 2021

Arizona Daily Star: Southern Arizona legislator dumps bill to let lawmakers override election results

Alex Gulotta, state director for All Voting is Local, said there’s no factual basis for the proposal. Instead, he said, it “helps perpetuate the big lie” that the 2020 election was somehow stolen. And pointed out that nothing in SCR 1006 requires lawmakers to cite any cause or reason for replacing the judgment of a majority of voters for their own.

“The will of the people is replaced by our new overlords,” Gulotta said.

Media / February 25, 2021

There Are A Lot Of Voting Bills In The Georgia General Assembly. Here’s What You Need To Know.

Fair Fight has joined with other voting rights groups, including All Voting is Local, in forming the Election Protection Coalition to continue to organize support against the Republican-backed bills. Aklima Khondoker, the Georgia state director for All Voting is Local, said there has been no evidence of the fraud these bills are purported to address.

“The most concerning part is that these bills appear to all be politically motivated, as opposed to being motivated by making the process of voting easier for voters and more beneficial for election workers. What these bills will do is suppress voter access and depress turnout,” Khondoker said.

Media / February 24, 2021

WENY News: Arizona Republicans propose giving lawmakers — not election officials — final review of election results

"This policy is driven by lies and it disenfranchises voters. It's time to silence the people. Because the people were heard in November and some people don't like what they heard," Alex Gulotta from All Voting is Local Arizona said in an interview with CNN.

"It really is the tyranny of ignorance. A subset of people who are so concerned with maintaining their power they are willing to do anything, and part of it is to continue this falsehood about our elections," he added.