FGA Statement in Opposition of the Partisan Changes to Election Laws in the Freedom to Vote Act

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Naples, FL- Senate Democrats recently unveiled the Freedom to Vote Act, their latest attempt to take control over state election laws after H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act were rightly stopped earlier this year. The bill severely changes America’s current election system with same-day voter registration requirements, relaxed identification requirements, and an end to states’ ability to verify active voter rolls.

The Freedom to Vote Act targets state legislative action that reformed state voting processes and made it easy to vote and hard to cheat. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) continues to support states across the country that have chosen to improve election integrity, and condemns this egregious attempt to federalize elections.

“Americans have a right to have their vote counted and not canceled out. This new last-ditch attempt might be billed by some as a ‘compromise,’ but all it does is compromise election integrity. It’s nothing short of a hostile takeover attempt, trying to pry election oversight away from the states and force bad policy on them,” said Sam Adolphsen, Policy Director at FGA. “States should continue to govern their own elections, not politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.”

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