URGENT: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that the Senate will vote on S. 1 in the last week of June. H.R. 1/ S.1 proposes federalizing elections and favors Democrats. H.R. 1 was the first bill introduced by the House following the contested 2020 election. It is a top priority for Democrats that control the House, Senate, and White House. The Senate is the primary obstacle to passing S. 1. This article contains a link to tell your senators to oppose all versions of this bill.Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution says, “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, except as to the places of choosing Senators.” But the proposed bill is unconstitutional because this proviso was only meant to be used by Congress in cases when the legislature of any state shall neglect, refuse, or be disabled, by invasion or rebellion, and this was understood, per the Federalist Papers, No. 59. In addition, H.R. 1/ S. 1 would implement Internet voter registration, that would encourage voter fraud, leave no paper trail, and would enable non-citizens to vote. The bill would also make it easy to amend and make any form of voter registration verification illegal.
URGENT: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that the Senate will vote on S. 1 in the last week of June. Although Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced he will vote against the bill, Democrats are seeking to amend the bill to gain his support. The Senate is the primary obstacle to enacting S. 1/ H.R. 1; tell your senators to oppose any version of this bill!
H.R. 1, sponsored by John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and co-sponsored by Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), was introduced on January 4, 2021, immediately after start of the 117th Congress. The Senate version, S. 1, sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), has 48 co-sponsors and was introduced on March 17, 2021.
As the bill number suggests, the bill is a top priority for Congressional Democrats. Additionally, now that Democrats control the House, Senate, and White House, a possibility exists that this bill could pass and be enacted.