Written Testimony of Lori Roman, President, American Constitutional Rights Union Action Ohio House of Representatives, Committee on State and Local Government House Bill 680 June 3, 2020 Thank you for this opportunity to weigh in on the important subject of voting integrity. At American Constitutional Rights Union we have worked on this issue every day for many years and we can appreciate the complexities that must be dealt with in these times. Our Board Member J. Kenneth Blackwell is the former Secretary of State of Ohio, Mayor of Cincinnati, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He regrets that he could not be with [...]
ACRU Senior Fellow Hans von Spakovksy with Zack Smith writing for the Heritage Foundation notes the U.S. Supreme Court determined Americans do not have a right to vote by absentee ballot through the mail. But never mind all that, says Texas Judge Fred Biery. Judge Biery is widely known for his bias against religious freedom. Now he can also be famous for elevating his own biases against decisions made by our nation’s highest court.
This pandemic may seem as though it's changed everything, but it has not changed the rules of our constitutional republic. Let's keep it that way.
A new report has revealed how vulnerable voting by mail can be. It should alarm all who are pushing for all-mail elections: Based on federal data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, millions of mail ballots were never counted as completed votes.
America holds its “Greatest Generation” in a unique place of honor. We treasure the enormous contributions the men and women who are now our senior citizens have made to our freedom and prosperity, at home and abroad. Yet the sacred right of today’s seniors, both in the Greatest Generation and subsequent ones, to have their political choices honored at the ballot box, are at high risk because of vote fraud.
A federal district court judge has taught Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (a Democrat) a valuable lesson: The COVID-19 pandemic does not give her the right to suspend the First Amendment right of Kansans to practice their religious beliefs. Several other state and local officials should take heed, too. Kelly signed a series of executive orders restricting public and private activities due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 7, she issued Executive Order 20-18, prohibiting “mass gatherings” of more than 10 people in a confined or enclosed space. Violators were subject to up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine, or both.
ACRU's Protect Military Votes project is dedicated to ensuring the security of military votes of service members overseas. ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell takes on House Democrats and reveals their plan to jeopardize the security of these votes. We are (somewhat) grateful they showed their hand during the COVID-19 relief bill debate, and grateful to Ken for fighting back.
As political and ideological divisions in our nation become more polarized, it seems religious intolerance has become a tool of choice for many waging war on traditional American values.
Since the Minutemen of Lexington and Concord rallied to the cause of liberty in 1775, the American military has held a unique place of respect and affection in our national ethos.
In this hard-hitting Townhall editorial, ACRU Action Fund President Lori Roman calls out the liberal game plan to codify vote fraud. Whatever happens with the Senate COVID-19 bill -- we now know their game.