After the fiasco of our 2020 national election, the subject of Election Integrity is an issue that is on everyone’s minds. If it’s not on your mind, it certainly should be. Every fraudulent vote cast and counted undermines the legitimacy of the election results and widens the already deep divisions in our nation.
In any election, if your side loses but you believe the results are honest and accurate, a rational person would conclude that, next election, you have to work harder to convince others that your agenda is better for the future. If your side loses, and there is ample evidence that the other side cheated in numerous ways to win, you stop believing in the system and your ability to create change through the legal election process.
That mindset is detrimental to national unity, to say the least, and can only cast doubt on our nation’s ability to remain intact.
Our Bill of Rights requires the government to protect and secure the Natural Law Rights of the sovereign states and their sovereign citizens. Free and secure elections are the only way to preserve faith in government and individual freedom.
Dr. Dan’s guest on Freedom Forum Radio this weekend is J. Christian Adams, President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation. Mr. Adams is a former Justice Department attorney and current commissioner on the United States Commission for Civil Rights.
Democrats’ voting bill is a recipe for chaos and fraud
by J. Christian Adams
May 11, 2021
On Tuesday, the Senate Rules Committee is marking up S.1, the omnibus voting bill that would result in a federal takeover of our election system. This is a massive step in the wrong direction for election integrity and would standardize all the chaos that occurred in the 2020 election.
One of the bill’s more alarming provisions is mandating same-day voter registration in all 50 states. Election Day registration leaves election officials with no time to verify the accuracy of registrants’ information or check the eligibility of an individual to vote. Put simply, it leads to chaos and makes it significantly easier to cast a fraudulent ballot.
Of further concern is the bill’s requirement that states automatically register all individuals from state and federal databases such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. This does not account for the fact that not all individuals in these databases are eligible to vote. For example, a green card holder who has a driver’s license is not eligible to vote, but under this requirement, he or she would have his or her name added to a state’s registration list.
Additionally, this would lead to numerous duplicate registrations for individuals.
For decades, a significant problem facing our electoral system has been the chronic inaccuracy in state voter rolls that list the individuals registered to vote. The Public Interest Legal Foundation published a report, “Critical Condition,” that detailed the errors in America’s voter rolls. In 2016, there were 349,773 deceased registrants and 43,760 duplicate registrants who appear to have cast two votes.
S.1 will significantly worsen this problem and make the voter rolls drastically more inaccurate. It will lead to more fraudulent ballots being cast.
S.1 would also ban voter ID laws. Not only does voter ID increase election integrity by verifying that voters are who they say they are, but it is also overwhelmingly popular. According to a poll released by the Associated Press, 72% approve of requiring a photo ID to vote.
Following 2020, there are more eyes than ever on the integrity of our election system. But S.1 is a huge step backward. We need to enact reforms that create trust in our election process. Voters need to believe that our election process is free and fair. S.1 will only create more distrust in the system.
Congress should abandon S.1.J. Christian Adams is the President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a former Justice Department attorney, and current commissioner on the United States Commission for Civil Rights.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections.
Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF protects the right to vote and preserves the Constitutional framework of American elections through litigation, investigation, research, and education – and PILF gets results!
PILF has been the driving force in aggressively litigating for election integrity, both before and after the 2020 election.
PILF has successfully raised awareness nationwide of the threat of voter fraud and poor election administration.
PILF has revolutionized election litigation by first building a jurisprudence using federal election laws, and then deploying and weaponizing data to thwart attempts to corrupt our election process.