FGA warns of far-reaching damage of House-passed election legislation

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Naples, FL — This week, the House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, which strips power away from the states to run their own election processes by mandating early voting, no-fault absentee balloting, and wide-sweeping voter registration changes. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) offered the following statement in strong opposition.

“The poorly named For the People Act will, in fact, do nothing for the people. Instead, it will turn our entire electoral process upside down. This bill will do more than just cause damage to our elections,” said Robin Walker, FGA’s Director of Federal Affairs. “It will also fundamentally change the way we elect our representatives, resulting in massive congressional overreach. State and local governments have been hard at work for years to help ensure that it is easy to vote, but difficult to cheat. This legislation overrides all of that work in one fell swoop. The motivation behind this power grab is clear: By tying states’ hands and removing or diluting important election security measures, H.R. 1 effectively paves the way for one-party rule for generations.”

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