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Washington, D.C.Today 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), commended Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) following today’s Senate Judiciary hearing on state election reforms, which Democrats are framing as “2021 Jim Crow laws.”

“We are thankful to Senator Mike Lee for his bold advocacy for reforms to ensure that elections are fair, secure, and transparent,” said former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative. “His history lesson on true Jim Crow laws was a harsh truth that needed to be heard, especially in light of attempts by the extreme pro-abortion majority to equate modern, sensible election reforms with voter suppression. These new state laws enjoy support from Americans of every stripe.”

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.


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