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Proposed Legislation Would “Save Democracy,” says AMAC

legislationWASHINGTON, 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
27 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Wanda
27 days ago
Reply to  Barry Courtnay

They want to take our guns….well, they may get them, but not in the way they expect. We are headed for one of two things….a revolution or state secession….there were 22 states that wanted an investigation into the fraud and filed lawsuits….these 22 states may be the new Conservative America

Dominic Cisco
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Nancy A Alex
1 month ago

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

Ron Stelter
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Dave
1 month ago

There are lots of us who legitimately need the ability to vote absentee.
I travel on business so much that I’m almost never in town on election day.
That said, one should need to provide proper ID, as well as legitimate evidence of need, before being provided an absentee ballot, and each ballot, absentee or in person, should be required to contain a thumbprint of the voter, which could be used if necessary to identify any questionable ballots. No more election “officials” adjudicating ballots!

Ron Howard
1 month ago

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

Tanya
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Bill
1 month 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.

Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

I agree fully, however, the Convention of States, open Pandora’s Box … what I mean is you must have the assurance that the majority of people are Constitution Patriots not humanist social progressives. Personally I think things have to get so bad that the pain reaches far and deep across all age groups to achieve that guarantee.

Ron Howard
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

I too supported the Convention of States, donated, volunteered, only then looked at opposing arguments. That changed my mind because first, you have to guarantee that all delegates will adhere to the agreed resolution proposals, which did not happen even in the first Convention, and second, and deciding factor for my change of mind was that the leader of the Convention of States movement refused to publicly debate the opposition. If you know what you are talking about, and believe you are right, why would you not want to publicly debate the issue to prove you are right unless you fear being proved wrong in public. Even the leader of the opposition would favor Convention of States if there was a way to insure the rules were followed, but history shows otherwise. If the delegates did not comply with the agreed list of resolutions to be considered, it would open the entire Constitution to revision.

Dave
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron Howard

Ron, I agree 100%.

There is no-one in DC whom I would trust to adhere to any agreed-upon set of rules for a Con-Con.

It is FAR TOO DANGEROUS to undertake such a proposal, as it would open up our ENTIRE Constitution to revision, including revising or deleting the Second Amendment, and any other provisions the leftists don’t like.

There’s NOTHING WRONG with the Constitution we have, it just needs to be ENFORCED TO THE LETTER, PERIOD!

gabhmcg
1 month 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
1 month 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.

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  Raconteur

Exactly correct!

Ron Howard
1 month ago
Reply to  Raconteur

Absolutely!!!

DonL
1 month ago
Reply to  Raconteur

Our founders stated in the Federalist Papers (articles written by Madison, Jefferson, etc. explaining the what kind of government they had given us and why) that they had not given us a democracy because democracy is mob rule. In a democracy there is no basis for law there is only the will of the people at the moment. If the people decide that it is hunt down and kill Joe American day then is is legal to hunt down and kill Joe American. There is no law that would protect Joe American. In a republic there is a basis of Law, a constitution, to which all laws must conform.
Those who state “our democracy” are ignorant or subversive or both. Those who say we have a democracy wish to dispense with the laws to which we all must submit so they will be able to impose their will on us without the “encumbrance” of the constitution. Our constitution stands in the way of those who would remove the protections the constitution.
Our constitution, for example, allows free speech so no one can be arrested or jailed for speaking their mind freely. We are able to not have a religion forced on us by the government nor can the government make any law that would hinder free exercise of our Christian faith. Congress being the only law making body cannot make a law to establish a state religious sect not can it make a law to abridge or infringe on the free exercise of religion.
Our constitution also secures our right to keep and bear arms and this right is not to be infringed.
The Second Amendment protections were always given the very strongest possible restrictive language – no law shall be passed – shall make no law – inviolable – not be deprived or abridged – not be restrained – shall not be infringed – nor shall the right be infringed – shall make no laws touching – shall make no laws to infringe. The Second Amendment’s “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” language was clearly not intended to allow for extensive reasonable regulation. Rather, it was intended to prevent all laws and regulations that would result in the people being deprived, abridged, restrained, narrowed, or restricted in the exercise of their fundamental right to keep and bear arms.
Those who want to disarm us under the pretense of safety actually desire to disarm us so we have no means to protect our selves against the usurpation of our rights. Historically those who proposed to take up guns from the citizens stated their purpose was to keep terrorists and criminals from using guns to harm the citizens then having taken up the guns the government be the terrorists and criminals inflicting great harm on the citizens. Our constitution has secured our right to keep and bear arms to a safeguard us against government tyranny.
A constitutional convention would open up our constitution to those who would subvert our freedoms. The constitution stands as a safe guard against these enemies and must be upheld, protected, defended adhered to and enforced.

D.P.
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Capt Pat
1 month ago

Exactly right. Why doesn’t AMAC understand this?? If you’re going to “go big” on an idea, make it one that fits, such as “Save the Republic”?

Ron Howard
1 month ago
Reply to  Capt Pat

I agree, and suggest that every member of AMAC who is a conservative take the time to CALL AMAC and express our feelings, that no article in AMAC should ever refer to our country as a Democracy, but as a Republic. I can understand how many may be confused about it because the error is so often repeated.

Ron Howard
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron Howard

We should all call Senator Scott’s office to enlighten him, too.

Garye
1 month 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.

Raconteur
1 month ago
Reply to  Garye

The democrat elites in government and their big money supporters, want socialism and thus the power associated with it. Included in those elites are no small number of RINOs. They intend to be in the elite class above all others, in our “democracy”. It’s why they keep using the word.

Garye
1 month ago
Reply to  Raconteur

Yes, many politicians on both sides are part of the problem..
The democrats only use the word democracy to give the illusion that their useles, failed policies have credibility and commonality with a principal.
Anyone with a brain knows we’re a republic.
To the others, reason the Constitution.

David P Nelson
1 month 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.

Capt Pat
1 month ago
Reply to  David P Nelson

You’re presuming they HAVE a “thought process”.

Raconteur
1 month ago
Reply to  Capt Pat

Well said Capt. Pat!

Raconteur
1 month ago
Reply to  David P Nelson

Capt. Pat’s well put reasoning, notwithstanding, the answer is quite simple and old as the ages: political and personal power over others.

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