Senator Amy Klobuchar joined her fellow Senate Democrats to reintroduce the “Freedom To Vote Act” on Monday. Despite its cutesy name, the legislation would undermine states rights and make U.S. elections far less secure.
As you probably know, Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 gives states the authority to determine the times, places, and manner of holding elections. This is why some states have provisions like Voter ID, compared to others that do not.
Klobuchar and Democrats, of course, are again seeking to undermine a state’s ability to protect their own elections with her legislation. Here are just some of the provisions that would be imposed on states under her proposal:
- Forced voter pre-registration at age 16
- Mandatory “day-of voter registration”
- Uniform early voting dates nationwide
- Mandated ballot dropboxes
- Prohibition of “partisan gerrymandering”
- Taxpayer funding for “democracy credits” that can be funnelled back into campaigns
… and so much more.
Needless to say, loosening purposeful restrictions on elections only opens up the doors to fraud. Even if you agree with some of the provisions listed above, the federal government has no right to force that onto state governments.
If you think Amy Klobuchar has overstepped her bounds, contact her office below: