WASHINGTON — Today the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol finished the third day of hearings. 

The following comment is from Ben Needham, Deputy Political Director of the ACLU:

“The findings provided by the select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol are serious and should concern every American. The lie that the 2020 election was rigged is a dangerous ideology. This false dogma not only led to the violence we saw on January 6, but has also been used to justify voter suppression legislation across the country. 

“In light of this threat, the ACLU has redoubled its efforts to fight for voting rights in courts, state legislatures, and on the streets. We are committed to using every tool at our disposal to ensure elected officials across the country and especially decision makers in battleground states reject these extreme policies and practices that subvert democracy, such as refusing to certify fair election results or assigning and sending alternate slates to the electoral college. 

“Attempts to subvert our democracy should always be taken seriously and the ACLU will stand ready to challenge them. For over 100 years we’ve protected the civil liberties of all Americans and we’ll continue to be on the frontlines of this fight to protect our nation.” 

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