Vote the Courts 2020

When we cast ballots for president and for senators in November, it’s critically important to remember the roles these elected officials will play in putting fair-minded judges on the bench. Polls show that on this issue, Democrats have the edge. PFAW's Vote the Courts 2020 campaign is tracking what presidential primary candidates say about the courts and identifying senators whose confirmation votes for unfit judges prove they don’t deserve to keep their seats.

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Republican Senators Are Enabling Trump’s Assault on Our Courts

Take Back the Senate on Election Day

Sen. Collins
Sen. Ernst
Sen. Gardner
Sen. McSally
Sen. Perdue
North Carolina
Sen. Tillis

Primary Candidates Talk Fair Courts at Iowa Forum

At the PFAW co-sponsored “We the People 2020” presidential forum in Des Moines, Iowa, six current and former Democratic primary candidates shared their plans to ensure fair courts and nominate judges who believe that the Constitution protects all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful.


The issue of the Supreme Court and the next president’s authority to appoint Supreme Court justices:

43% say more a reason to support the Democratic nominee vs 35% say more a reason to support Trump

In making your voting decisions for U.S. Senate this year, how much consideration will you be giving to the kinds of judges that the candidates would confirm to the Supreme Court and other federal courts?

58% of Democrats say very important vs 50% of Republicans and 39% of Independents
63% of liberals say very important vs 55% of conservatives and 35% moderates

Survey conducted online June 2019 among 1,204 likely 2020 voters in 10 SCOTUS battleground states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina.

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