We are Republicans, former Republicans, and conservatives committed to protecting every American’s right to vote.

Testimonials From Conservatives

“The leadership of the Republican party was trying to get me to believe absurdities.”

Donna

Indiana

“I swore an oath to the Constitution.”

Julie

Arizona

“The goal is voter turnout, not voter suppression.”

Monica

Texas

“The right to vote is our most sacred and basic foundation as Americans.”

Scott

North Carolina

“Anything that the government can do to encourage people to get out and vote is the best possible way.”

Judy

Texas

“So much for objectivity here in Arizona.”

Kim

Arizona

Republican legislatures, are seeking ways to limit access to voting for blacks and other minority groups.

Carl

New York

“Every American should be allowed to vote safely, securely, and conveniently.”

Marie

Michigan

“The Republican party of Donald Trump is destroying our democratic institutions by telling the Big Lie that the election was rigged.”

Gary

Rhode Island

“I could not believe that people I had voted for in the past were supporting the Big Lie.”

Lisa

South Carolina

“There’s no doubt that the primary motivation is to steer votes in the direction of Republicans in the future.”

Fred

Connecticut

“They changed the law for some reason to make it harder to vote.”

Patrick

Florida

“When it comes to voting, we really shouldn’t be looking at party lines.”

Rev

Michigan

“Get involved locally, vote, and get your friends to vote.”

Jon

South Carolina

“Republicans figure if they can’t win enough votes, you might as well make sure other people can’t vote.”

Ryan

Ohio

“Democracy has failed in other countries at other times, and we can’t let that happen here.”

Chris

Washington

“I’ve voted by mail for probably the last 20-some years.”

Steve

Florida

“Another reason that I left the Republican Party is the restriction on voting rights.”

Julie

Texas

“I voted absentee in the Marines.”

Joe

Pennsylvania

“Our elections must be as free, fair, and resistant to political pressure as possible.”

Howard

Wisconsin

“I worked as an election judge. The election was safe.”

Steve

Illinois

“It’s our right as citizens to vote.”

Helen

Colorado

“My right to vote has been a treasured part of my American life.”

Candace

California

“To be able to vote is one of the most critical components of the democratic infrastructure.”

Susan

Wyoming

“The only way Republicans can try to compete now is by pushing mean-spirited voter suppression laws that would disenfranchise whole classes of folks who disagree with them.”

Jerry

Colorado

“The interesting thing about the current problem with the voting rights laws that are being rammed through these state legislature is the fact that we do not see fraud.”

Noelle

Florida

“Making voting easier, not harder, should be our goal.”

Gary

California

“It’s time for all of us to work together to protect voting rights.”

Dave

Pennsylvania

“Voting is, for me, the promise of participation, the promise of a democracy for the people, by the people.”

Sean

California

“What bothers me about these lies is not only does it make people question how our systems work, but it makes people not want to work in the system.”

Migdalia

Florida

“I just don’t like these restrictions. I just don’t think they should be imposed.”

Mark

North Carolina

“The Big Lie has infiltrated itself into a number of state legislatures all across the country.”

Charles

Florida

“What do I think we should do about voting?”

Virginia

Oregon

“I do not want foreign countries hearing unfounded accusations of voter fraud.”

Robert

Florida

“This spells trouble for our democracy and for the country.”

Brian

Texas
If you are a member of the media and would like to speak to one of the people who've recorded a testimonial, please contact Meaghan Leister [email protected]

About Republicans for Voting Rights

Republicans for Voting Rights is an initiative of the Republican Accountability Project with the purpose of defending the accessibility, integrity, and competitiveness of American elections.


Voting is a sacred American right. But after the 2020 election, some Republicans began pushing for more restrictive voting laws designed to support unfounded accusations that the election was stolen and the results were illegitimate. Some even believe that voting is harmful to their electoral prospects. More still believe our electoral system is rife with fraud and security failures.

Republicans for Voting Rights rejects the false choice between voting access and election integrity. We believe that Republicans in federal, state, and local government should protect the right to vote, protect our election systems from partisan or foreign interference, and help build trust in our democracy.

America needs to hear your voice

If you are a Republican, former Republican, or conservative dedicated to protecting your fellow Americans’ voting rights, we urge you to sign our petition or submit a testimonial video.


Photo of Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter

Director

Amanda Carpenter is a political commentator for CNN, a political columnist for The Bulwark, and the author of GASLIGHTING AMERICA: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us.

Photo of Olivia Troye

Olivia Troye

Director

Olivia Troye is director of the Republican Accountability Project. She previously served in the DHS and as a top aide to VP Pence.

Photo of Linda Chavez

Linda Chavez

Advisory Board Member

Linda Chavez is a former White House official in the Reagan administration and chairman for the Center for Equal Opportunity.

Photo of Charles Djou

Charles Djou

Advisory Board Member

Charles Djou served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Hawaii’s 1st congressional district.

Photo of Mickey Edwards

Mickey Edwards

Advisory Board Member

Mickey Edwards served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district.

Photo of Michael Steele

Michael Steele

Advisory Board Member

Michael Steele is the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and the former chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Photo of Bill Kristol

Bill Kristol

Chairman

William Kristol is a founding director of Defending Democracy Together and chairman of the board for the Republican Accountability Project.

Photo of Sarah Longwell

Sarah Longwell

Executive Director

Sarah is a Co-Founder of Defending Democracy Together, spokeswoman for its project Republicans for the Rule of Law, and executive director of the  Republican Accountability Project.