Heritage Praises Indiana Effort to Fight Biden’s Election Interference Scheme

Press Releases · Jul 2, 2024

WASHINGTON—Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million activists nationwide, commends Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales for taking action to stop the federal government’s radical attempt to interfere in elections using taxpayer resources. Today, Secretary Morales directed Hoosier State agencies to discontinue operations related to the Biden administration’s Executive Order (E.O.) 14019, which misuses federal funds and agencies to benefit the president’s political party.

Former Kansas Assistant Secretary of State and Heritage Action Director of State Advocacy Catherine Gunsalus released the following statement:

“By signing E.O. 14019, President Biden is abusing the power of the federal government in a desperate attempt to boost his sinking campaign. Thankfully, Hoosiers are having none of it. Secretary Morales should be applauded for protecting Indiana from undue federal overreach and directing agencies in his state to refuse to go along with Biden’s scheme.

“As November quickly approaches, Heritage Action urges states across the country to follow Indiana’s lead and safeguard their elections from federal overreach.”

Secretary Morales was also praised by The Heritage Foundation’s government watchdog apparatus, The Oversight Project. The Oversight Project sent a memo to state officials in June explaining E.O. 14019 and suggesting tactics to fight the government’s abuse of authority to impact the presidential election.

Oversight Project Executive Director Mike Howell released the following statement:

"We are thrilled that Secretary of State Morales is taking up our recommendation to kick the Feds out of Indiana's elections. The people of Indiana should decide their own elections. Biden's illegal taxpayer funded scheme to have government agencies run the get-out-the-vote operation for his campaign is an egregious abuse of power."

E.O. 14019 is a partisan effort to register and deliver mass mail-in ballots to likely Democratic voters. Under Biden’s E.O., federal agencies are ordered to provide direct services and leverage federal resources to facilitate mass mail-in ballot applications, complete voter registrations and applications, as well as allocate resources to federally “approved” non-governmental organizations and state officials to accomplish these directives.