AMAC Action celebrates the failure of S. 2747, the so-called “Freedom to Vote Act.” Unlike its name, this bill would have destroyed the sovereignty of state election administration and install the federal government as the ultimate election arbiter. The federal government would have superseded state voter ID laws, efforts for states to clean up their voter rolls, and other election integrity laws.
First Amendment rights of free speech for Americans also would have been decimated under this bill and discussions regarding policy would have been subject to so much regulation that it would silence most legislative advocacy done by nonprofit organizations. Furthermore, the bill would have subjected everyday Americans to potential harassment because of their beliefs.
AMAC Action has been very active in working to get election integrity measures passed in states across America and at the federal level. AMAC members helped to get election reform bills passed and signed into law in Arizona, Kentucky, and Texas and bills passed in the state legislatures in Michigan and Pennsylvania. AMAC members also sent over 416,000 messages to Congress telling them to oppose the federal takeover of elections.
AMAC President Bob Carlstrom said, “While the failure of S. 2747 is certainly great news for the security of our elections, the fight for election integrity is far from over, and AMAC Action remains steadfast in our commitment to ensure legislation is passed that makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
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