Washington—Heritage Action, a national conservative grassroots organization, today announced an effort in Nevada by grassroots activists to oppose AB 321, a bill to weaken Nevada’s election laws and make the state’s elections more vulnerable to fraud. Heritage Action Sentinels, dedicated grassroots activists, led the effort, collecting over 1700 signatures from activists for a letter calling for legislators to oppose the bill and instead fight for fair, secure elections.
“We are grateful to every grassroots Nevadan who is fighting for election integrity in the Silver State,” said Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action. “As state legislatures around the country are passing effective bills to ensure it is easy to vote and hard to cheat, Nevada legislators pushing AB 321 are doing the opposite. Heritage Action Sentinels are leading the fight for fair elections in Nevada, and legislators should take notice: Nevadans will not stand for this disastrous bill.”
The letter, sent today to the Nevada legislature, reads:
Dear Senators and Assemblymen,
We are active Nevada voters that care about restoring trust in election outcomes by closing any loopholes that erode integrity and transparency of the process. Many of us are volunteers that serve as poll workers in neighborhood precincts. Nevada should have election laws that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.
We strongly oppose the election-related bill AB 321 that would enshrine COVID-related emergency voting procedures into permanent law. The bill would weaken how Nevada administers our elections and open the door for fraud that dilutes the voice of legally voting Nevada citizens. Some of the problems of the bill include:
Universal mailing of mail-in ballots to all registered voters creates more opportunities for fraud, forgery, coercion, and voter intimidation.
Mail-in ballots would be accepted up-to four days after the election, which delays vote counting and further erodes trust in the outcomes.
Legalizes ballot harvesting by permitting anyone to collect ballots and deliver them to a drop box or an election office.
When verifying signatures, the bill prohibits poll workers from taking the simple step of confirming the voter’s birth date.
If AB 321 passes, Nevada voters would no longer be able to count on elections to be fair, accessible, and secure. As our elected officials, entrusted with making the right decisions for the future of our state, we ask that you oppose AB 321 and similar policies.
We will continue to closely track AB 321 and other related legislation as they move forward in the Legislature. Please prioritize keeping our elections secure by opposing AB 321.
1,780 Nevadan Voters
View the letter and its signers here.
Background: Heritage Action has invested an initial $10 million into a campaign to strengthen election laws across eight states, including Nevada. Heritage Action Sentinels and grassroots activists have worked hard to advance election laws nationwide and have organized in opposition to AB 321 and other legislation that would weaken election safeguards in Nevada. Heritage Action has also launched a digital ad campaign to educate activists about the legislation.