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Proposed Legislation Would “Save Democracy,” says AMAC

Posted on Friday, April 9, 2021
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WASHINGTON, DC, APR 9 — A new Rasmussen poll shows that a majority of Americans across party lines are focused on the need to strengthen voter credentials.  A massive 89% of Republicans said that we need to require voters to show photo IDs in order to ensure “a fair and secure election process.  Sixty-five percent of Democrats agreed and so did 71% of independents.

Meanwhile, in the months leading up to the November elections last year, just 19% of Americans said they were “very” confident in the process, according to the pollsters at Gallup.  Another 40% of survey respondents would say only that they were “somewhat confident.”

“The polling underscores the growing doubt about the integrity of our nation’s election process and to paraphrase Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, we need to do something tangible about it if we are to restore the confidence and faith of voters,” according to Bob Carlstrom, president of AMAC Action, the senior advocacy arm of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

In a letter to Congressman Banks and Senator Rick Scott, R-FL, Carlstrom praised the legislation they have introduced in the House and the Senate– the Save Democracy Act.

“By focusing on voter registration, ballot casting and ballot counting, your bill works to prohibit or reform the current practices that weaken the security, oversight, and administration of elections for federal office,” he wrote, noting that “the AMAC membership has been very vocal in their desire to reform the election process. They are greatly concerned about the allegations of fraud regarding last November’s general election and have made election integrity one of our top legislative priorities.”

Carlstrom cites the non-partisan Federation for American Immigration Reform [FAIR], which states that “Mass immigration has had a significant effect on American electoral politics.  Despite the fact that it is a crime for aliens to vote in federal elections, noncitizens and illegal aliens are counted when apportioning congressional districts.  This means that areas with large numbers of illegal alien residents gain additional representatives in Congress.  This also translates into more electors under the Electoral College for such states, which means that noncitizens also exert an indirect influence on presidential elections.”

The proposed legislation would reinforce the U.S. election law provision that you have to be a citizen to vote in a federal election by requiring proof of citizenship in order to cast a ballot.

The proposed law would:

  • Require verification of citizenship in order to register to vote
  • Necessitate would be voters to provide Social Security Numbers to register
  • And, oblige federal courts to notify state election officials when an individual is excused from jury duty because they are not a citizen

In addition to addressing the need to strengthen voter registration procedures, it would also provide failsafe provisions for casting and tabulating ballots

Senator Scott says that “if the American people don’t have confidence in our elections, we don’t have a true democracy. What we saw this past election was confusion and chaos caused by inconsistent standards and last-minute changes to established election laws by state officials and activist judges. It’s now more clear than ever that there is a serious need for major reforms to our election systems. The Save Democracy Act establishes common sense, nation-wide standards and requirements for voter ID, mail-in ballots and vote counting. To restore confidence in our elections, we need consistency and the ability to ensure accurate and timely election results.”

The opposition to the Save Democracy Act has mounted a campaign in the Democrat controlled Congress to ensure it doesn’t pass.

“Do these naysayers wish to allow unlawful voters to continue obstructing elections?  Is it that they wish to encourage an expanding band of unlawful voters to keep them in power,” Carlstrom asked?

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Wanda
Wanda
2 years ago

The only way to return voter integrity is to have an investigation into last year’s election and if Cheater Joe is found to have voter fraud and Dominion machines flipping votes….then he should be removed from office and the real president Trump returned to his lawful position. This cannot stand….as Stalin once said….”It does not matter how you vote. What matters is who counts the votes” and we saw first hand how that worked….Joe Biden is an ineligible president, a cheat president, and we need to make the SCOTUS take up this and remove him. If he is not punished for voter fraud and cheating his way to the presidency, then we have no election integrity. Trying to make it better in the future, does not take care of the fraud that was done last November.

jeff shull
jeff shull
2 years ago

Demonrats of course are opposed to ID’s and legal citizens voting. They willfully take busses of people from pole to pole in states not requiring ID with lists provided from election workers of names. They then go in and vote, hoping the actual voter has not arrived or will not arrive. Then when the actual legal voter arrives, he/she cannot vote because their vote has been taken. They then repeat this process throughout the day or they register homeless with a fake address then send in a person to use that name. It is vial but it is what Demonrats do.

Barry Courtnay
Barry Courtnay
2 years ago

There’s a lot of concerned especially, throughout out big business. They are not liking whats going on in Georgia. What they are doing in Georgia will make it harder to (fix) elections. They big business want to be able to control future elections. The Great New Reset is upon us. They want to team with what we call our government so they can control what we do the little the guy and gal. The Democrats are 98% behind this take over. Republicans are more like 60% behind this life changing power grab. We have been in a test for quite a few years.They have been putting us Americans in all kinds of different scenarios some planned some that happened naturally, just to see how we react. They, that is the elite believe we will not stand and stop this takeover. We are like sheep waiting for slaughter. As I will turn 65 years old my next birthday I will probably not see this happen totally. But if people like me do not take a stand our kids their kids and their kids will be living in communistic social government. Having very few rights, or freedoms. The time has come to stand up and stop this take over. God gave us the rights we need to observe. The constitution gave us the power to control our government. Please talk to your kids. grand kids, neighbors anyone that might listen that’s the only way we can turn this mess we have allowed to happen around. The American people are the only ones that can change this power take over. Please don’t believe me. Research all that you hear, see , or watch. Time is running out on the America we grew up in.

Dominic Cisco
Dominic Cisco
2 years ago

The Commiecrats are working on subverting this now by bringing in tens of thousands of illegals ages 15, 16, 17 that will be able to vote very soon. They are sending them to Red states to win the state even with the voter ID. The worthless Republicans handed the USA over to the Commies by not supporting the best President in 50 years. Republicans will never win another election that matters . They betrayed the USA to Comrade Obama and his gang.

The Philadelphia Drifter
The Philadelphia Drifter
2 years ago

Seriously? ID required to vote? And be a citizen of the USA? I will not be surprised by the number ot damocrats who will vote against this. This will also out the RINOs as well. Take notes. This would be better if each STATE were to have this bill individually as opposed to a FEDERAL bill. This is a state’s right issue. And shame on the SCOTUS for not hearing state’s rights cases. And C.Schumer must be held accountable for threatening the SCOTUS.

PatR
PatR
2 years ago

Seriously the Dems in Congress, Senate or WH will pay much attention, even to their own constituents.

Nancy A Alex
Nancy A Alex
2 years ago

Finally, one of the best proposals that has been presented regarding safeguarding fair election results! I would wholeheartedly support this.

Ron Stelter
Ron Stelter
2 years ago

I concur that voter ID is a must. And I like the idea of Constitution of States as a legal way of combating the corruption of our government. But not well enough versed in the consequences…. it would be devastating if it simply opened the entire Constitution to radical changes. Now that they’re coming after our guns, a reckoning will be coming soon. Pray for our Country!

JJ Johnson-Smith
JJ Johnson-Smith
2 years ago

Voter I.D is a MUST! The I.D Cards should have a clear photo and punch boxes that are punched out on the corresponding date of the election, so they can not be used to vote more than once. Requiring replacement of the card every five years would also prevent fraudulent use. Mail-In Ballots, Early Voting, and Drop Boxes must be banned, and absentee ballots should be limited to the proven disabled or the deployed military ONLY.

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
2 years ago

Voter ID is only common sense. And I feel the headline of this article is a little misleading.

Tanya
Tanya
2 years ago

I think showing an ID to vote should be mandatory, we have to show ID for everything else. I do not agree with mail in voting it takes away the importance of our vote. I do not agree with ballot harvesting either.American citizens are the only people that should vote with proof of citizenship.I don’t agree with showing a SS Number.T

JudyG46
JudyG46
2 years ago

Why not show proof/ID when voting!?!?!? We have to show it for everything else, even to go to the doctor and to travel, etc.!!!!!!!!!!!! These whiny, irritating, short-sighted, insidious, socialists are purely out to re-invent their own form of government. A pox on them.

John
John
2 years ago

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY, FANCY WORDS FOR HITLERS POLITICS, WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT WORKED OUT FOR GERMANY

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

The only peaceful solution we have left is the Convention Of States movement and I never see anything in AMAC about it. We need as many retired seniors as we can muster to get involved with getting this resolution passed at the at the sate level, because we all know the politicians in Washington will never vote for things like term limits, voter ID laws, setting a budget and sticking to it. The Convention Of States resolution is the only way to bring power back to the states where it belongs.

Of course the less peaceful solution would be using the second amendment for what the founders intended it to be used for. It’s no big surprise that Biden is now using unlawful executive powers to try to stop that option. We need to decide soon which it will be.

gabhmcg
gabhmcg
2 years ago

I agree with most of the verbiage. I do not agree with asking for SS #. With all the fraud in our Country with SS #’s, that portion is certainly not a good idea.

Raconteur
Raconteur
2 years ago

 
“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” Thomas Jefferson

The United States of America is a constitutional republic. It is NOT a democracy. I am disgusted by politicians and their fawning enablers referring to our ‘democracy’. The founders of this nation categorically rejected democracy as a viable form of government. If you are so ignorant as to keep saying we are a democracy, I suggest you read the Federalist Papers and the 1787 Constitutional Debates. Show me the word ‘democracy’ in the Constitution.

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

One of the side effects of the confidence in voting and elections is that people will just not show up. I have seen this in the 60 plus years of being a voter. When people get frustrated or feel ineffective they tend to not act at all. To be a wise and accountable voter, one needs to be informed, to use their brains and common sense, be able to see and hear all the various inputs and go to the polls armed with their own understanding of the issues, etc. With our current trend from bias sources (liberal and conservative, alike), and the media voices that do not report but serve as pundits for political advancement, we become more inclined to act badly or not at all. When fewer voters participate, there is a greater harm of manipulation and control of the elective process. The liberals (extreme) know this and will use that as a means to an end. The alarming part of this is, that is exactly what is happening, and is the same process that has been used in the past to eliminate the process in other parts of the world…….ie. Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, China, The Middle East, South America, et.al. Small steps that when added up spelled the end to representative form of government. One has to ask, “what’s next?” D.P.

Karen Alexander
Karen Alexander
2 years ago

First, if you’re a true Conservative, please stop saying we’re a democracy! Our Founding Fathers gave us a representative REPUBLIC, and unfortunately we continue as a nation to do all we can to destroy it. The Founding Fathers believed that democracy equaled mobocracy and we see that more and more each day. My rallying cry for all elections from now on is “PROTECT YOUR VOTE – VOTE IN PERSON”. Non of us should ever relinquish control of our ballot, unless there is absolutely no other way to vote.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Will,
From one Patriot to another- AMEN

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

I can’t believe that even 1 Real American Citizen who loves Our Country, freedom and the Constitution that preserves it could EVER support communist democrats, lying biden and harris or any of their destruction of America.
It has to be hate,jealousy or pure ignorance!
Wake up America these anti American democrats ARE stealing YOUR freedom right before your eyes.
I Ask when will Real Citizens say NO MORE!
It better happen now.

David P Nelson
David P Nelson
2 years ago

Why…….do the Left-wing Democrats refuse to accept Voter ID? Some form of ID is required for many other purposes. I don’t understand their thought process.

Gene
Gene
2 years ago

The Democrats have a bill, now the Republicans are putting forth there bill. Around and around we go where we stop is the mess we have now. We need people that love God and the United States of American and will follow and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

David
David
2 years ago

They are against this Georgia law because it makes it harder to harvest the 200,000 to 300,000 votes needed to swing the state at 3:00 in the morning!

aluminum head
aluminum head
2 years ago

4 tenets of the ( D ) communists – TAX / SPEND / LIE / CONTROL.

aluminum head
aluminum head
2 years ago

Funny that you can’t get on a plane w/o I.D. but you can VOTE w/o I.D. ? The election is FAR more important than ANY ‘plane ride.’ As the saying goes – you get the govt you vote for.

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

Voter ID is 100% a must! It should be illegal to vote without ID.

Albertson Kathryn
Albertson Kathryn
2 years ago

Voter iD is a must when it comes to voting and all other government programs. All citizens need valid Identification. Anything less is unacceptable.

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
2 years ago

Great bill which doesn’t stand a chance with crooked Pelosi and Schumer in charge. DIMMs need voter fraud and will NEVER vote to eliminate it!

Suzanne
Suzanne
2 years ago

Election integrity is important. None of the proposed measures in HR-1 now on the US Senate docket will do anything but result in less integrity and more corruption.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Voter ID is opposed by useless , lying democrats because it takes away their ability to CHEAT!
It’s simple thats the answer.
Anyone with a brain knows that ID is required for any important service.
These socialist democrats want to give drivers licenses, past voting documents simply as a way to DESTROY America and open borders for more dependent democrat voters.
Wake up, socialist, communist democrats HATE America and Free Citizens.
About control and changing freedom.

Tedd Kunkel
Tedd Kunkel
2 years ago

Those caught in election fraud should face harsh penalties. Consider that voting is a pillar to freedom. Now consider those who have died safe guarding this basic right to remain free and the families that have suffered these losses too. So is it wrong then to ask for an equal penalty on those who have been caught in massive voter fraud that they to give their life too?? Or are we too enlightened to expect such penalties if found guilty in a trial? Should we ask our soldiers to die defending this freedom for anti Americans like Stacey Abrams commit treason?.

Geraldine McGann
Geraldine McGann
2 years ago

I still don’t understand why illegal aliens should be counted for representation. I get that the should be included in a census, to know who is in this country, but I think they should be shown as non-citizen and not given representation in the House, even those here on work visas and temp visas.
Non-citizen!

Judy Weisss
Judy Weisss
2 years ago

election process needs to be overhauled..ID necessary, registration necessary and testing of machines better nighttime security Last election a blatant farce Completely lost faith in our voting system Keep electoral college ..its there for good reason

Paul W
Paul W
2 years ago

This would all be completely reasonable and would make great strides for free and fair elections (which 2020 was provably anything but). The only trouble is it will never happen with this “president” and/or this House, or even this Senate for that matter. The last thing the dims want is a way to help secure free and fair elections.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Id add more:

Watermark ballots
QSR ballots
Computers scan signatures & count ballots
Remove people from Count rooms
Automate counting process
Color code by state , county
One site secure produces ballots.

LARRY MACE
LARRY MACE
2 years ago

HR1, The Abolish Fair Elections Act, is the Democrap Party’s answer to the call for election reform. It is, and will continue to be, an uphill battle to defeat the Left-wing fascists in their efforts to undermine and destroy our democratic republic.

Lawrence Greenberg
Lawrence Greenberg
2 years ago

The Communists – er, I mean the Democrats – have spent decades fighting tooth and nail against any efforts to implement any type of voter integrity. Why? Very simple. Because they know that without cheating and fraud, they cannot “win” any elections at the national level.

Felix
Felix
2 years ago

Why do we have to reinforce laws that are already laws? If the law says you have to be a citizen to vote in an election, require the potential voter to prove that they are a citizen, with some form of ID to prove and confirm they are a citizen. Just enforce the law that a person is legally eligible to vote, If they can’t prove that they are a citizen, they cannot register to vote. Enforce the law as it is written, what is the problem?

H L Howell
H L Howell
2 years ago

Something MUST be done to stop the fraud in voting, because if the government does’t do something ,the people will. time is running out.patriots will not stand for this much longer.

Mimi
Mimi
2 years ago

The left complains that “poor people” don’t always have identification. Baloney!! They have to have identification to get the welfare checks and food stamps they apply for. This debate has always been about democrats padding the ballot boxes!! Everyone, legally in this country has identification. Even babies born in American hospitals are issued social security numbers. Believe me, they all have identification.

Miriam Brown
Miriam Brown
2 years ago

Proud Americans have no problem showing ID! You show ID to buy cigarettes, beer, guns, etc. Why not vote the Patriot American way?

Norman Hess
Norman Hess
2 years ago

Require voter identification – humm, such novel idea. How could anyone object to that?

Judy
Judy
2 years ago

The problem has never been America’s Constitutional system of voting. The problem will always be our system of government being abused by strong arming partisan politicians. They’ve forgotten where they came from and forgotten how they got to where they are. They’re full of themselves and each other. They no longer have ‘a country’, only status, and that is where it ends for leadership. This legislation late out of the gate but I hope it gains strength and passes. God in Heaven, please help our country and turn it back to you. In Christ’s Holy Name, amen.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

You mean McConnell and McCarthy just mouthing some half-hearted words they don’t really mean isn’t inspiring? Sorry I just couldn’t resist. Yes, we have to definitely replace the dead weight GOP leadership in both houses of Congress ASAP. Then whip the rest of the GOP in Congress to get their heads in the game, instead of just phoning it in. Ah to dream…

Kathleen Callahan
Kathleen Callahan
2 years ago

I beg you, beg you, beg you to see that this goes through before we are all ruined financially

Mike Guevara
Mike Guevara
2 years ago

This is a must have to restore confuin the process.

Gerri N Daniels
Gerri N Daniels
2 years ago

Define  verification of citizenship  What paperwork is required for this?

Tanya Biehler
Tanya Biehler
2 years ago

Neither social security number or drivers license is enough to ensure only citizens vote. Many states allow non-citizens to get drivers licenses and some allow them to get social security cards. We need to find another way to identify citisenship.

Linda
Linda
2 years ago

God bless you Patriot! Every word you stated is spot on. We need to start teaching our children the true history of America and the sacrifices made by those who were willing to die and give all they had to secure our Republic.

Lee Dickens
Lee Dickens
2 years ago

The people need to know who votes for and against this so they have a list of who needs to be removed at the first opportunity . We can’t have outside influences affecting our choices.

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