Who We Are
Voting is both a cherished right and a sacred responsibility. It must be available to all eligible citizens who have registered to vote in accordance with the rule of law. The United States Constitution vests primary responsibility for establishing “the times, places, and manner” of holding elections with the Legislatures of the respective States, many of which have State constitutional provisions that also govern voting procedures. Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (“RITE”) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with the mission of protecting the rule of law in the qualifications for, process and administration of, and tabulation of voting in the United States.
RITE recognizes that state legislatures exercising their constitutional responsibility have wide latitude to establish election procedures, and that the Constitution neither requires nor anticipates identical rules in every state. Nevertheless, certain groups have undertaken to rewrite state election laws in the courts to achieve partisan advantage. RITE will provide resources to oppose those efforts when they seek to undermine legitimate provisions, and when appropriate to enforce constitutional standards against voting laws and procedures that threaten or dilute the right of qualified citizens to vote.
What We Are Fighting For
- Defending duly-enacted state laws that protect and promote the integrity of our elections
- Ensuring equal protection under the law for all voters
- Promoting intrastate uniformity in the elections process
- Opposing laws that threaten or dilute the right of qualified citizens to vote
- Opposing unlawful executive and administrative actions related to voting
- Advocating for the right of states to set their own election procedures
Our Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Bobby R. Burchfield is a co-founder, with Karl Rove, of Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections, Inc., and currently serves as RITE’s Chairman and interim President/Chief Executive Officer.
William P. Barr
A native New Yorker, William P. Barr earned his A.B. and M.A. degrees at Columbia University. He obtained his J.D. with highest honors at night from George Washington University, while working full time at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Jerry M. Hunter is Senior Counsel with the law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
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Voting is both a cherished right and a sacred responsibility. It must be available to all eligible citizens who have registered to vote in accordance with the rule of law.