Club for Growth opposes Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ Election Fraud bill and urges all Representatives and Senators to vote no on the legislation. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2021 Congressional Scorecard.
The so-called “For The People Act,” H.R. 1, is really Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats’ proposal for codifying election fraud throughout the United States. This legislation is a slap in the face of election integrity because it will dismantle States’ rights in enacting their own election laws, including Voter ID laws and it would create new opportunities for the sanctity of one-person, one-vote to be compromised under the false premise of election access.
The bill tramples on the most sacred words of the Constitution. The legislation would dismantle the First Amendment by totally changing political speech. The right of the American people to criticize our elected officials is what separates us from China, Venezuela and Cuba. But this legislation would take away political anonymity for many by drastically changing reporting requirements for Americans exercising political speech. Pelosi’s Election Fraud bill unwinds the First Amendment by empowering the Federal Election Commission to track political speech and low-dollar campaign contributions, and also requires public disclosure of Americans that donate to charitable and nonprofit organization. The bill also tramples on federalism by removing States’ election authority rights. It forces states to mandate voter registration and the ability for all felons to vote.
The bill requires states to extend early voting, allow same-day voter registration, which can allow for more voter fraud. The Election Fraud bill also prohibits election observers from coordinating with election officials to file formal challenges to suspicious voter registrations and makes it a crime to discourage someone from voting.
The bill prevents states from making their own vote-by-mail laws. The bill also includes a major provision providing political welfare for politicians. It would provide candidates with taxpayer subsidy – $6 for every $1, which means that taxpayers’ money would fund even more of what they disagree with, including candidates for federal office.
The bill also would effectively prevent nonprofit organizations from communicating with a Member of Congress about any policy issue. It is undeniably undemocratic to limit free speech rights and prevent any American citizen from petitioning Congress.
Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 116th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to the public.