Is America in Danger of a Federal Takeover of Our Elections?

By:  Kurt Hyde
03/11/2013
       
Is America in Danger of a Federal Takeover of Our Elections?

A review of the five bills already proposed in Congress to increase federal control over elections reveals an unconstitutional federal power grab of elections If these measures are passed, they would also result in a drastic reduction in the remaining electoral safeguards left in at least some of the states.

A review of the five bills already proposed in Congress to increase federal control over elections reveals an unconstitutional federal power grab of elections If these measures are passed, they would also result in a drastic reduction in the remaining electoral safeguards left in at least some of the states.

The Obama administration has appointed a bipartisan presidential commission with the stated purpose of recommending changes in election procedures supposedly to streamline our elections. No fewer than five bills to increase federal control over American elections have been filed in the 113th Congress. 

These five unconstitutional bills should not be passed. The weaknesses they would put into our electoral security makes them unwise even if they were constitutional. The best things the federal government can do are 1) Stop making matters worse and 2) Undo the damage they’ve already done.

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