Attorney Marc Elias (52) is an expert in election law, voting rights, and redistricting. He served as general counsel for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign and the John Kerry 2004 presidential campaign. In 2020 and 2021, on behalf of the Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee, Elias oversaw the state-by-state response to lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign contesting the election results. In 2020, he founded Democracy Docket, a website focused on voting rights and election litigation in the United States.
Quote: “Elias has earned a reputation as the nation’s most aggressive Democratic election lawyer. The 52-year-old is a partner and chair of the political law practice at Perkins Coie, the Democratic party’s go-to firm. He served as general counsel for John Kerry and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, successfully litigated recounts for former Senator Al Franken and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and carved out a niche as a campaign finance guru. But it was in 2020 that he skyrocketed to national prominence and became something of a resistance hero.”
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), Time (quotation)
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