Democrats Support Election Security Until They Don’t

Blog Articles · Mar 25, 2021

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Democrats Support Election Security Until They Don’t

After spending years arguing for more election security, Democrats are pushing legislation that would decimate the safeguards we currently have.


  • In recent years, Democrats have repeatedly emphasized the importance of election security.

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer repeatedly demanded that the Senate act on election security.
    • In the lead up to the 2020 election, Schumer tweeted at least 50 times on the need to strengthen “election security.”

    • Schumer in 2020: “Senate Democrats are taking to the floor today to demand election security legislation.”

    • Schumer in 2019: “election security is necessary…if Americans don’t believe their elections are on the up-and-up, woe is us as a country and as a democracy”

    • Schumer in 2019: “We want to secure our elections. There’s nothing partisan about that.”

  • Then-Sen. Kamala Harris in 2019: “it’s never been more urgent to secure our elections.”

  • Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats launched a task force dedicated to “election security.”

  • Sen. Durbin on the importance of election security: “I want an election to truly reflect the way the American people feel about candidates and issues that are before them.”

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley, a leading sponsor of the “For the People Act” in the Senate, emphasized that “the American people are calling out for election integrity.”

  • Sen. Ron Wyden asserted that “Any failure to secure our elections amounts to disenfranchising American voters.”

  • Sen. Jon Tester stressed the importance of election security, “we need to act now to ensure that our elections remain free of outside influence.”


  • After talking incessantly about election security, Democrats are now pushing H.R.1/S.1, the Corrupt Politicians Act, which would cancel election safeguards put in place by states.
    • Democrats claim H.R.1/S.1 will strengthen election security, it would do the exact opposite.

  • H.R.1/S.1 would effectively cancel voter ID laws widely supported by the American people and put in place by 36 states.
    • Recent polling shows 75% of Americans in favor of voter ID.

  • Democrats’ legislation would roll back safeguards against ballot harvesting, or vote trafficking, which is highly vulnerable to rampant fraud and abuse.

  • H.R. 1 would force states to adopt reckless registration policies while restricting their ability to remove ineligible voters and require IDs at polls, creating a disaster for election security.
    • This legislation would force states to adopt same day registration that gives election officials little to no time to verify information.

    • States would be forced to adopt automatic voter registration using databases like unemployment and food stamp rolls.

    • Democrats want to eliminate photo ID and witness signature requirements that help protect the integrity of absentee ballots.