Election lawyer’s nomination now heads to Senate floor.
The Senate Rules and Administration panel approved the nomination of Dara Lindenbaum in a bipartisan voice vote.
Lindenbaum is an election lawyer with the firm Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock. Her clients include federal, state, and local candidates.
Most notoriously, she is representing Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost the gubernatorial election to Governor Brian Kemp in 2018.
Lindenbaum filed a complaint alleging that voting machines in the state had switched votes from Abrams to Kemp, causing her to lose the election.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) recorded a “no” vote on the nominee.
“Joe Biden’s nominee to the Federal Election Commission, Dara Lindenbaum, is guilty of the very thing Democrats claim they oppose: fueling doubt in the integrity of our elections,” Cruz said in a statement. “Not only has Lindenbaum undermined confidence in our electoral system, she is in the tank for left-wing Democrats like Stacey Abrams, still litigating the Georgia gubernatorial results 4 years later and claiming that voting machines ‘switched’ votes.”