FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2021
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Washington, D.C. – Today the Arizona Senate passed HB 2569, legislation prohibiting the influence of private, out-of-state money flowing into local elections, sending it to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to be signed into law. Importantly, the Senate also passed HCR2023, a resolution opposing HR1/S1, the proposed federal bill that would override state election laws, including voter identification and other commonsense security measures.
The Election Transparency Initiative, a joint project of the American Principles Project (APP) and the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), praised the legislation. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative, said:
“We are grateful for the hard work of the legislature for acting on this critical piece of anti-corruption legislation badly needed in Arizona and urge Governor Ducey to quickly sign it into law. We hope other states will follow Arizona’s lead to clean up the use of private money that is selectively funneled into local elections. The truth is that the corrupting influence of Big Tech oligarchs like Mark Zuckerberg dilutes the voice and vote of Arizonans, manipulates the official voting apparatus, and undermines trust and confidence in the democratic process. Without delay, we urge continued action by the legislature to restore fair, secure, and transparent elections – and ensure every legal vote will be counted fairly and openly in Arizona.”
Separately, according to recent polling released by the Honest Elections Project, Americans of all backgrounds and political persuasions overwhelmingly favor requiring that voters show ID to vote:
- 64% of voters, including Black (51%) andHispanic (66%) voters, as well as urban (59%) and Independent (61%) voters, want to strengthen voting safeguards that prevent fraud – not eliminate them.
- 77% of voters, including strong majorities of Republicans (92%), Independents (75%), and Democrats (63%) all support requiring voter ID.
- 64% of Black voters, 77% of Hispanics, and 76% of low-income voters reject the notion that presenting a form of ID at the ballot-box is a “burden.”
- Two-thirds of voters (66%) support increased protections on absentee voting, like requiring voter ID to vote absentee, which proposed federal bills, H.R.1 and S.1 expressly forbid, contrary to the clear will of the American people.
Susan B. Anthony List, American Principles Project, and their grassroots network of more than one million Americans from all 50 states are uniquely positioned to deliver targeted advocacy campaigns where it matters most, urging action from lawmakers and elected officials, and holding them accountable.