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S.1 ‘Corrupt Politicians Act’ Overrides State Election Laws, Silences Millions of American Voices & Rigs the Rules Permanently in Favor of Democrats in Unprecedented Federal Power Grab

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Democrat ‘Corrupt Politicians Act’ (S. 1/S.2039/H.R. 1) was unable to clear a key procedural hurdle after failing to receive bipartisan support. The legislation previously failed to advance out of committee and was subsequently reintroduced.

S.2039/S.1 would make it easier to commit large scale election fraud through legalized ballot trafficking, abolishing common sense voter I.D. laws, and eliminating key safeguards protecting the integrity of our elections. It would also require automatic, same-day and online voter registration, and more.

National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:

“For nearly 200 years, Senate rules have required bipartisan consensus, but many Democrats would now rather set bipartisanship ablaze to force a partisan hell on the American people. Fortunately, some including Sen. Manchin and Sen. Sinema still hold the enduring virtues of bipartisanship, consensus building, and collaboration dear to heart. We urge the Senate to continue to honor its bipartisan promise, reject all attempts to weaken or eliminate the legislative filibuster, and to stand tall against the federal takeover of state elections.

“Americans have the right to be confident that it’s easy to vote and hard to cheat in our elections, but S. 1 would make it easy to cheat and hard to prove. In truth, no amount of partisan arm-twisting can cure a ‘Corrupt Politicians Act.’ Regardless of what Democrats say to hide their harmful policies and curry support from their own ranks, this legislation would fundamentally rig the rules in favor of Democrat politicians for generations to come.”

On April 7, 2017, dozens of U.S. senators from both parties, including Senators Collins, Coons, Manchin, Capito, McCain, Tester, and Hassan joined in signing a bipartisan pledge “opposing any effort to curtail the existing rights and prerogatives of Senators to engage in full, robust, and extended debate as we consider legislation before this body in the future.”

Recent polling shows the majority of voters, including Black and Hispanic as well as urban and Independent voters, want it to be easy to vote and hard to cheat

The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between American Principles Project (APP) and the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), was organized to combat H.R. 1/S. 1 and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.