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

Dems make it impossible for Sen. Manchin to support H.R. 4

September 9th, 2021|

In June, just days before the U.S. Senate was to vote on Democrats’ federal takeover of elections deceptively named the ‘For the People Act,’ West Virginia’s Senator Joe Manchin drew a red line in the sand. The senator issued a three-page list of policy demands, outlining for the first time his willingness to support key provisions of Democrats’ election legislation. According to Bloomberg, Manchin’s proposed changes constituted “a bid for a compromise on an issue that has put him at odds with the rest of his party.”

Von Spakovsky: Lost Ballots in 3 States Exceed Biden’s Victory Margins

September 7th, 2021|

Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and a senior legal fellow of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, said president Joe Biden’s margins of victory in Arizona, Nevada, and Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election were narrower than the states’ respective totals of unaccounted-for ballots.

Von Spakovsky: Texas Gets Election Reform Right, Mainstream Media Gets It Wrong

September 3rd, 2021|

The Texas Legislature passed the state’s election reform package, SB 1, designed to protect voters by fixing vulnerabilities in the registration and election system. This happened only when Democrats finally returned to the state after fleeing to the nation’s capital in May to avoid the special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott.

ACRU’s Ken Blackwell chairs the America First Policy Institute’s Center for Election Integrity in Cooperative Effort to Protect America’s Election System

August 21st, 2021|

The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) announced today that ACRU Policy Board Member and former Ohio Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell, is chairing the America First Policy Institute's Center for Election Integrity in a cooperative effort to encourage citizen involvement in protecting American elections. 

Hans von Spakovsky: Texas Democrats’ outrageous claims about election reforms have no connection to reality

July 19th, 2021|

Texas Democrats held a press conference on Friday in Alexandria, Va., across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, to continue their lies about the election reforms being proposed in the special session of the Texas legislature called by Gov. Greg Abbott. The session has been unable to start because they fled the state, denying a quorum in the legislature. As I have already explained in a previous op-ed for Fox News, the misleading and outrageous claims they have made and that they repeated at the press conference about the reforms have no connection whatsoever to reality.

Media Availability: MLB All-Star Game Raises Stark Reminder of Dangers of Corporate “Wokeness”

July 12th, 2021|

American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) Policy Board member and Cincinnati Red shareholder, Ken Blackwell, notes that Major League Baseball's switch of the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver was based on the falsehood that Georgia voting laws are “suppressive.” Ken explains voting safety measures protect ALL VOTERS—including minority voters.

Media Availability: Supreme Court Turned the Tide in Election Integrity War

July 12th, 2021|

American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) Policy Board member, Ken Blackwell has written an op ed which explains how the DNC failed to hijack the Voting Rights Act of 1965 when the Supreme Court in Brnovich v. DNC laid a foundation to restore Americans’ confidence in their elections so that everywhere in this nation it can be easy to vote, but hard to cheat.

Blackwell: Supreme Court Turned the Tide in Election Integrity War

July 8th, 2021|

Election integrity recently won a pivotal battle against an attempt by Democrats to hijack the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) for partisan reasons. They failed when the Supreme Court in Brnovich v. DNC laid a foundation to restore Americans’ confidence in their elections so that everywhere in this nation it can be easy to vote, but hard to cheat.

American Constitutional Rights Union Celebrates SCOTUS Decision Protecting Election Integrity

July 2nd, 2021|

The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) applauds a 6-3 ruling of the Supreme Court re-affirming states’ authority to manage their own elections and protect the integrity of their residents’ most fundamental right — voting. ACRU submitted an amicus brief in support of Arizona’s voting integrity measures. “Free and fair elections is a fundamental principle we must protect,” notes ACRU President Lori Roman. “Why does the left continue to oppose the basic election integrity tenet of ‘Easy to vote, hard to cheat?’ We’re pleased the Supreme Court has taken a stand to preserve one of our most fundamental rights.”