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

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Maricopa Mulligan

November 21st, 2022|

I do not think it is wrong to say the 2022 midterm election in Maricopa County, Arizona must be redone . . . in golf it is called a Mulligan. #MulliganInMaricopa

Von Spakovsky: As The Dust Settles From Election Day, A Mixed Victory For Election Integrity Appears

November 19th, 2022|

The final results in the Nov. 8 elections heralded several important changes to state election-integrity laws across the country. While some of the initiatives, approved via ballot referendums, will improve the integrity of state elections, others are more invidious, making elections in those states more insecure.

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When Voting Was Easy

November 14th, 2022|

We have gone from a process that was relatively simple, easy, and disruption-free, to a time when we are now told you don't get results for a week.

  • EASY TO VOTE, HARD TO CHEAT.

Von Spakovsky: Poll Observers Are Essential to Honest Elections

November 12th, 2022|

There is a reason the U.S. State Department and organizations like the Carter Center routinely send teams of American observers to fledgling democracies all over the world: they recognize that transparency is essential to ensuring honest elections. That requires observers to be able to watch every aspect of the voting and ballot-counting process without being intimidated or interfered with.

Von Spakovsky: The Latest Election Myth Pushed by the Left

November 12th, 2022|

For years, liberal activists—with the assistance of their corporate media allies—have been pushing the myth that there is a wave of “voter suppression” going on across the country. As the record registration and turnout numbers in recent elections prove, as well as their numerous losses in litigation show, this is a false claim created by opponents of commonsense election reforms like voter ID.

Von Spakovsky: Election Integrity and the American Republic

October 27th, 2022|

Election integrity and voter fraud have become so controversial that even if you try to discuss them rationally and reasonably, and cite incontrovertible evidence, you will likely be banned by social media platforms and labelled a conspiratorial vote suppressor by the major media organizations that dominate our airwaves.

The Association of Mature American Citizens and The American Constitutional Rights Union Join Forces to Protect Senior Voters

October 20th, 2022|

“If there was ever a senior-centric election cycle, it’s this year’s midterm elections; older Americans will win big or lose. It is critical that the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, senior citizens, protect their rights, particularly their voting rights,” says Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). To this end, she announces that AMAC and its AMAC Action advocacy team have joined forces with The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) to ensure that elderly voters are heard and protected. ACRU is the nation’s leading advocate for protection of vulnerable voters.

ACRU Supports Race-Neutral Florida Voting Laws

October 13th, 2022|

The American Constitutional Rights Union, joined by the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in support of Florida as it defended race-neutral laws regulating drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots, the return of voter registration forms, and activity at or near a polling place.