Thursday, July 21, 2022
Washington, D.C. July 21, 2022 –Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (“RITE”) announced today that it has launched its website at https://www.riteusa.org.
RITE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with the mission of protecting the rule of law in the qualifications for, administration of, and tabulation of voting in the United States. RITE was co-founded by noted hotel creator Steve Wynn, who will serve as National Finance Chair, Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, who will serve as Senior Advisor, and Bobby R. Burchfield, who recently retired after a 40-year career as a prominent trial, appellate, and election lawyer, and who is serving as Board Chair and interim President and Chief Executive Officer. RITE’s Board of Directors comprises former Attorney General William P. Barr, Jerry Hunter, Senior Counsel with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Steven Law, co founder, President, and CEO of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, Ashley MacLeay, Director of External Affairs for the Independent Women’s Forum, and Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor, author, and media commentator.*
Working with some of the best law firms across the country, RITE has already engaged in important efforts to defend the rule of law in election administration, including in litigation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of Montana.
“RITE is addressing an important need to protect the rights of individual voters, the integrity of the election process, and confidence in the conduct and results of elections throughout the United States,” Burchfield said. “In recent years, voter confidence in the electoral process has suffered as the left and some on the right have advanced numerous often unfounded claims of election irregularities. By defending the rule of law in the election process, RITE will both ensure that elections are conducted according to the rules and that voter confidence in the results is restored.”
“RITE exists to help protect the right of states to legislate reasonable measures like voter I.D. and other election procedures that make it easier to vote and harder to cheat,” Rove said. “That will help assure confidence in our democratic process.”
Wynn added: “The mission of RITE – defending honest elections – is essential to strengthening public confidence in America’s democratic system. I’m honored to play a role in this important work.”
For more information about RITE, please consult the website or contact RITE at [email protected]
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