Elections are the cornerstone of our democracy and Democrat championed H.R. 1 would dismantle the integrity of our elections. Here’s how:
H.R. 1 IS A FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF STATE ELECTIONS
H.R. 1 would force states to allow ballot harvesting, meaning “paid partisan operatives could go door to door, amassing thousands of votes, as long as they billed by the hour.”
H.R. 1 would force states to count illegal immigrants as residents, a ploy to create more Democrat Congressional Districts.
H.R. 1 WOULD MAKE OUR ELECTIONS LESS SECURE
H.R. 1 would force 37 states to adopt automatic voter registration on short notice, even though past attempts to implement automatic voter registration have led to illegal immigrants being registered and massive registration errors.
This would almost certainly lead to “large numbers of ineligible voters” being registered, including non-citizens.
This would make it easier to commit voter fraud and – combined with the bill’s effective elimination of voter ID laws – would give election workers no time to verify a person’s eligibility.
H.R. 1 WOULD GIVE FELONS THE RIGHT TO VOTE
H.R. 1 would force states to let violent felons vote as soon as they are out of prison – even if they have not completed all terms of their sentence, like probation or parole – an unconstitutional mandate.
ELECTION OFFICIALS, FIRST AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS, AND ADVOCACY GROUPS ARE WARNING ABOUT THE DAMAGE H.R. 1 WOULD DO
16 Secretaries of State called H.R. 1 a “dangerous overreach by the federal government into the administration of elections.”
9 former FEC Commissioners said the bill would transform the bipartisan regulator into a “body subject to, and indeed designed for, partisan control.”
More than 130 advocacy organizations and non-profit leaders have said H.R. 1 would “dramatically alter the First Amendment protections that Americans have enjoyed since the founding of our country.”
Americans for Prosperity: H.R. 1 “protects incumbent politicians from criticism and opposition” while “create[ing] unconstitutional and un-American restrictions on political speech”
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: H.R. 1 would “ultimately silence Americans who choose to petition their government or participate in the political process through the collective action of an association or corporation.”
The Institute for Free Speech: “H.R. 1 would subsidize the speech of politicians while suppressing the speech of the people.”
The ACLU even said the bill would “chill” free speech when the House passed a prior, nearly identical version of the bill in 2019.