WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke this week during a press conference on the impact H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would have on the future of American elections.
“I’ve seen a few monstrous bills in my time in the Senate and the House; this is one of the worst bills that I’ve seen that has a chance at becoming law,” said Sen. Moran. “This legislation is a monstrosity because it takes something that is important and valuable to Kansans – the right to vote, the ability to vote, the sanctity of our elections – and transfers that authority to the nation’s capital. This is serious for the American people; it’s a serious issue for the future of the United States Senate and very damning to the democracy and republic should it become law.”
Click HERE to watch Sen. Moran’s full speech
H.R. 1 would undermine election integrity by:
- Eliminating voter identification laws and allowing voters showing up to the polls without an ID to simply sign a statement claiming they are who they say they are.
- Requiring ballots be counted outside a voter's precinct, removing a local government’s ability to verify voter rolls and granting it to a bureaucrat in Washington, D.C.
- Allowing third-parties, including those politically affiliated, to pick up and deliver absentee ballots, or ballot harvesting, which further erodes confidence in our elections.
- Allowing for in-person voting 15 days before an election - an unfunded mandate that would kill local election budgets that would have to maintain rent and staff for weeks on end.
- Undermining the bipartisan nature of the Federal Election Commission in place by deliberately altering its structure to make it work on behalf of the party in power.
Sen. Moran also spoke about H.R. 1 on the Senate floor on March 10, 2021.
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