Among other provisions, this bill protects conservative voices and Americans’ First Amendment right to speak political views and support candidates, causes, and organizations without fear of retribution.
September 14, 2022
The Honorable Rodney Davis
13th Congressional District of Illinois
2079 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman Davis,
On behalf of the 2.3 million members of AMAC – the Association of Mature American Citizens, including over 5,100 residing in IL-13, I write to offer our support for H.R. 8528, the American Confidence in Elections Act.
This bill is an education in the history of the development, the intent of the framers, the application of constitutional law to election procedure, and the limits for congressional oversight and guidance, and when it passes, it will serve as a demonstration that congress understands the same.
A comprehensive look at elections in our nation, this bill places due influence over all the major issues we are facing with election integrity today, while respecting states’ rights regarding the conduct of elections at all levels. This bill sheds light on general administration of elections, military voting, political free speech, campaign finance, and election security; especially considering foreign influence. Not to be forgotten, this bill both terminates and eliminates funding for any kind of information control body that may influence the votes of American citizens.
Especially important, Section 112 of the bill prescribes a study of considerations, and a course of promulgation to states for the proper handling of mail-in votes, voter identity, voter rolls, independent observation of election procedures, reporting results, ensuring a chain of custody for election materials, and other important considerations for election management in the proposed Section 247 of 52 U.S.C. 20981.
As an organization representing members who cherish their right to vote and want it protected, AMAC thanks you, Representative Davis, for your strong leadership in introducing this important legislation to protect election integrity and ensure the accurate representation of the will of the people in our government.