ASAE Condemns Assault on Democracy at U.S. Capitol

ASAE issued a statement today condemning the violent, illegal insurgence at the U.S. Capitol during a Constitutionally mandated meeting of the U.S. Congress to certify the 2020 election outcome. The breach of the Capitol building by rioters occurred yesterday afternoon as members of Congress were meeting to consider several objections to the electoral college votes… Read more »

Election Results Suggest Continued Gridlock Next Year

While much of the national focus is on the presidential election results which continue to show a clearer path to the White House for Democratic challenger Joe Biden than President Trump, the congressional outlook suggests Republicans will hold on to the Senate and narrow Democrats’ control of the House. Should Biden become president, his legislative… Read more »

ASAE Joins Program on Role of Associations in Elections

ASAE joined Associations TRENDS this week for a program to highlight how associations are helping their members in the upcoming election. The Oct 20 program highlighted the leadership role of associations and the business community. Speakers included Bob Kolasky, Director of National Risk Management Center (Election Security), U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Steven Levine, Director… Read more »

House Passes Election Security Bill

The House passed a bill yesterday intended to combat foreign interference in elections. The bill, passed on a 227-181 party line vote, would require campaigns to report illicit offers of campaign assistance from foreign governments and improve the transparency of online political ads. The Strengthening Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act… Read more »

McConnell Backs Election Security Measure

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said today that he supports giving states an additional $250 million next year to improve their election security systems. The Senate Appropriations Committee agreed by voice vote today to add the additional funding for election security grants to a spending bill covering financial services and general government operations. “I’m… Read more »