For-profit

Center for Civic Information

The Center for Civic Information (CCI) is a Virginia-based LLC corporation which seeks to increase voter turnout in state elections. [1]

In the weeks leading up to the 2021 Georgia Senate runoff elections, CCI sent anonymous letters to Georgia voters threatening to “publicize” the way certain neighborhoods voted in the election. The letter stated, “You and your neighbors will all know which neighborhoods vote the candidate, and which just vote for the party. So don’t be a party voter, and vote for candidates from both parties this Election Day.” [2]

While Republicans won more votes in both Georgia Senate races during the 2020 general elections, Democrats won both runoff races to secure a 51-50 majority in the U.S. Senate.

The Center for Civic Innovation, a separate organization, has actively tried to distance itself from the Center for Civic Information. “It’s come to our attention that an organization with a very similar name, Center for Civic Information, is mailing letters to Georgia residents with information that “grades” how their neighborhood votes,” a statement on its website reads. “We don’t know anything about this organization and we are not affiliated with this organization, nor do we support any tactic that appears to shame people for how they’ve voted.” [3]

References

  1. Murray, C. “The Voter Manipulation Scheme That May Have Clinched the Georgia Runoffs for Democrats: The American Spectator: USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator: USA News and Politics.” The American Spectator | USA News and Politics. Spectator, February 23, 2021. https://spectator.org/georgia-runoffs-voter-intimidation/?utm_source=LibertyNation. ^
  2. Murray, C. “The Voter Manipulation Scheme That May Have Clinched the Georgia Runoffs for Democrats: The American Spectator: USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator: USA News and Politics.” The American Spectator | USA News and Politics. Spectator, February 23, 2021. https://spectator.org/georgia-runoffs-voter-intimidation/?utm_source=LibertyNation. ^
  3. Malhotra, Rohit. “Statement on Letters from Center for Civic Information (Different Organization).” Center for Civic Innovation. Center for Civic Innovation, December 29, 2020. https://www.civicatlanta.org/cci-news/2020/12/29/statement-on-letters-from-center-for-civic-information-different-organization. ^
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