Fairness in Elections

“The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations.” 

Founder Samuel Adams recognized the sacred value of a citizen voted when he stated in 1781, “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote … that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”

The Elections Clause of the Constitutional provides authority to Congress for setting the date of national elections, but cedes all authority for procedures and protocols to hold those elections to state legislatures.  As such, states have the constitutional authority to ensure the fairness of elections through laws that protect the sacred vote of each individual voter. 

There was a time in America where keeping a ballot safe and secure while demanding every voter provide confirmation of their identity was considered sacrosanct and widely accepted as an important protection of our democracy.

For several decades, liberals have initiated an ongoing assault of the fairness of elections. They do so in three primary ways: 1. fostering the false narrative that presenting identification to vote is “discrimination”; 2. encouraging liberal state legislators to pass laws that lessen ballot protections; and 3. finding progressive judges willing to step out of their lawful constitutional authority and make changes to codified election protocols.

ACRU has been at the forefront of election integrity work for over a decade. From suing Broward County, Florida and other counties to clean up their voter rolls to prevent fraud, to advocating for protections for seniors and military, ACRU has been a leader. Prior to the 2020 elections, ACRU worked to defend the integrity of votes of two vulnerable and at-risk voting populations — the nation’s senior citizens and our military—through our very active Protect Elderly Votes (www.protectelderlyvotes.org)and Protect Military Votes (www.protectmilitaryvotes.org) initiatives.

As 2021 dawned, a new threat has emerged to election integrity — the cynically named “For the People Act,” or H.R. 1. This federal legislation steals every aspect of state control over election procedures from our states. As one of its first 2021 projects, ACRU created a Fact Sheet about of H.R. 1 to educate the public on this legislation —which rattles the very cornerstone of our liberty.

American Constitution Rights Union will continue to fearlessly defend election fairness, vote integrity, and is willing to take on liberal legislators and media and “cancel culture” to ensure that the vote of every legal voter is counted and protected.  

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Citation: https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/article-1/section-4/clause-1

ACRU COMMENTARY

ACRU’s Blackwell: Goodbye, Election Day. Hello Corrupt Politicians Act

April 22nd, 2021|

A notorious bill moving through Congress – H.R. 1 – contains a swarm of bad ideas. But little noticed is a provision that makes Election Day obsolete. We’ve lost so many unifying cultural events that bring Americans together, it is no surprise that H.R.1 not only would start the election weeks earlier, but also prolong the election well after Election Day.

ACRU’s Blackwell Exposes Real Racism in WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Show

April 22nd, 2021|

ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell joined the Mornings on the Mall Show to expose the blatant hypocrisy by "woke corporations" and the left's insistence that minorities aren't capable of obtaining identification. Blackwell wonders why Major League Baseball and others require IDs routinely while insisting it's racist to require an ID to vote.

ACRU’s Blackwell: Baseball strikes out on protecting American voters

April 15th, 2021|

ACRU's Ken Blackwell is a shareholder of the Cincinnati Reds, and has a wonderful family association with the history of black baseball. In this interview on Chicago's The Answer radio program, he gives his view on the MLB moving the All Star game away from the workers of Atlanta based on the lie that the Georgia voting law is racist. Vote safety laws protect ALL voters of every race.

ACRU’s Blackwell: MLB commissioner ‘didn’t do his homework’: Cincinnati Reds minority owner [VIDEO]

April 10th, 2021|

ACRU Policy Board Member Amb. notes that the MLB ought the lie that GA voting laws are "suppressive" and caused a $100M "catastrophe" for Atlanta's economy and African American community when it moved the All Star game. Ken explains vote safety measures protect ALL VOTERS--including minority voters.

ACRU’s Blackwell: Who Really Defends the Votes of Black Americans?

April 9th, 2021|

As ACRU's Amb. Ken Blackwell notes, there was a time when African Americans were murdered for voting, and the left's attempt to falsely tie requirements for voter ID to lynchings, Jim Crow and being killed over ballots is unpardonable. In this powerful piece, Amb. Blackwell reveals the truth about history, what group really suppresses black votes, and the left's lie about vote security.

ACRU’s Blackwell: The Left’s Hoodwinking of America

March 23rd, 2021|

In his latest blockbuster piece, ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell likens the suppression of voice and vote during the Nazi regime to the falsely named For the People's Act, proposed by liberals and awaiting Senate action. It is important that every American understand its dangerous implications and the ease in which it would usher in political corruption and totalitarian one-party rule.

ACRU’s von Spakovsky: HR1/For the People Act imperils free and fair elections

March 15th, 2021|

H.R. 1, the deceptively entitled "For the People Act," has arrived in the U.S. Senate after a party-line vote in the House of Representatives. It is without doubt the most dangerous and irresponsible election bill I have ever seen. If it becomes law, it will interfere with the ability of states and their citizens to determine the qualifications and eligibility of voters, to ensure the accuracy and validity of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, and to participate and speak freely in the political arena.

Is postal incompetence or deliberate malfeasance responsible for missing votes?

November 22nd, 2020|

Sometimes ballots magically appear, and sometimes they magically disappear. According to hundreds of GOP voters in the Keystone State, they requested and returned mail ballots, but their votes are not registered on state databases. This was discovered by a small sampling by a vote integrity task force, leading us to wonder how many other missing votes remain missing.